During Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward reportedly suffered a pectoral injury. According to Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that injury might wind up costing him some time, if not the remainder of the season.
Cook reports that head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to deliver the bad news on Heyward today during his weekly press conference.
Hearing Cam Heyward's pec injury is not good. Don't be surprised if Mike Tomlin delivers bad news today.
— Ron Cook (@RonCookPG) November 15, 2016
If this turns out to be the case, the Steelers will have to move forward without their defensive captain. Heyward already missed two games earlier this season due to an injured hamstring.
With Heyward out of action, Ricardo Mathews and rookie Javon Hargrave will likely absorb most of his snaps on the right side of the defense. Additionally, L.T. Walton will likely start dressing for games as well.
In the seven games that he’s played in so far this season, Heyward has registered 21 total tackles and 3 sacks.
Heyward left Sunday’s game against the Cowboys but returned to the contest and wound up playing 61 of 65 possible defensive snaps. After sunday’s game was over, Tomlin did not mention Heyward during his post-game recap of injuries.