While the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t likely to have starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert this Sunday for their home game against the New York Jets, it doesn’t appear as the mid-foot injury that he suffered Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs will end his season.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Gilbert is expected to miss the Sunday home game against the Jets, however, his left foot/ankle injury is not a worst-case scenario and thus he should be able to return in a reasonable amount of time.
Gilbert suffered his injury in the first half of the game against the Chiefs when his got trapped underneath a pile of falling players. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin listed him as highly questionable for Sunday’s home game against the Jets.
Gilbert has missed just four games due to injuries dating back to the 2013 season. The former second-round draft pick had his best season to date in 2015 and was playing well again this season prior to going down injured.
Gilbert’s backup, Ryan Harris, also suffered an injury Sunday night and Tomlin listed him as questionable for the Jets game on Tuesday. Harris reportedly suffered a hematoma to one of his legs and should he ultimately be unable to play against the Jets, reserve offensive lineman Chris Hubbard will start at right tackle.
Marcus Gilbert (foot/ankle) expected to miss this week but injury not worst-case. Should return in reasonable time.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 4, 2016