Small update to today’s earlier report on Marcus Gilbert’s mid-foot injury suffered in last night’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Earlier today, Chris Adamski tweeted out Gilbert was in a boot but without crutches. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is now saying Gilbert has undergone an MRI but it’s unclear how much time he could miss.
Right tackle Marcus Gilbert has undergone an MRI on his foot/ankle injury. Foot's in a boot. He could miss some time but nothing definitive
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 3, 2016
Ryan Harris replaced Gilbert at right tackle and will start for him should Gilbert miss any further action. The Steelers take on the New York Jets this Sunday.
It continues Gilbert’s injury-riddled career. Most recently, he suffered a ligament injury in his left elbow in the third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints this year. It didn’t cause him to miss a start though he’s been playing with a brace on his left arm.
There has yet to be a year where Gilbert didn’t suffer from a serious injury that kept him out of the lineup or plagued him throughout the season.
Gilbert's injury history.
2011 – shoulder (surgery)
2012 – knee, ankle (IR – surgery)
2014 – concussion
2015/2016 – ankle (surgery), elbow
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) August 28, 2016
The Jets’ pass rush doesn’t have a huge threat from their outside linebackers but as a team, have 11 sacks this season. Leonard Williams leads the group with four. On the edge, Lorenzo Mauldin has 1.5 sacks.
Mike Tomlin should provide some sort of update tomorrow on Gilbert’s status moving forward though if his injury outlook is unclear, as Fowler indicates, it’s unlikely Tomlin does a lot to clarify the situation.