The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their 2016 preseason finale to the Carolina Panthers 18-6 Thursday night and after the game was over head coach Mike Tomlin said that his team didn’t suffer any significant injuries during the contest.
“Not much to speak of from an injury standpoint,” said Tomlin. “There were a few bumps and bruises along the way but nothing that appears to be significant at this time. Travis Feeney, I think, is in the evaluation for a potential concussion. Other than that, I think we’re fine.”
While Tomlin updated the condition of linebacker Travis Feeney, he didn’t say anything about linebacker Anthony Chickillo or defensive end Ricardo Mathews, both of whom left the game with injuries.
Chickillo left in the first half with a foot injury while Mathews left in the fourth quarter with a neck injury. The Steelers certainly can’t afford to have Mathews miss any time being as starting defensive end Cameron Heyward is currently dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered during the team’s third preseason game.
As for Feeney, who was a long shot to make the final 53-man roster heading into Thursday night’s game, leaving the game early with a concussion certainly won’t help his cause.
The Steelers will now need to trim their roster down to 53 players by Saturday at 4 p.m. EST.