Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Gilbert was surprisingly listed on the team’s Wednesday injury report and now we know why.
According to Bill Phillips of WPXI, Gilbert was carted off the practice field Wednesday with an apparent knee injury.
Gilbert, who made his 2016 defensive debut for the Steelers Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, received some praise for his play in that game from head coach Mike Tomlin during his weekly press conference.
The Steelers acquired Gilbert in a trade with the Cleveland Browns just prior to the start of the regular season. In addition to finally playing some on defense Sunday night, Gilbert has been a weekly contributor on special teams as well over the course of the last few weeks.