The Pittsburgh Steelers lost defensive end Cameron Heyward for the remainder of the season to a torn pectoral muscle a few weeks ago and he talked to the media Tuesday about his upcoming rehab process.
Heyward, who had surgery this past Friday to repair his tear, said doctors told him his rehab will be six months, but ‘we’ll see.’
In short, it looks like Heyward might miss all the team’s 2017 OTA practices and if that indeed winds up being the case, perhaps he’ll be ready to practice when training camp opens in Latrobe.
You can count on Heyward being dedicated to his rehabilitation and hopefully he’ll be able to pick up where he left off this season. Heyward’s 2016 season ended with him having registered 3 sacks and 21 total tackles. All three of his sacks came in the Steelers week 4 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Heyward signed a five-year contract extension with the Steelers on July 21, 2015. That deal included a new money value of $52.281 million and total value of $59.25 million.
The Steelers placed Heyward on their Reserve/Injured list this past Saturday.