Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers lose to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, they also suffered yet a few more injuries in the process as center Maurkice Pouncey, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and safety Jordan Dangerfield all failed to finish the game.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about those three players during his post-game press conference.
“On the injury front, Pouncey had a dislocated finger,” said Tomlin. “He’ll get that addressed I’m sure as soon as we get back. Dangerfield had a groin. Darrius Heyward-Bey had a mid-foot of some kind. Both guys we’ll be evaluated. I’ll have more for you the next time that we come together.”
The mid-foot injury that Heyward-Bey suffered in the first half is very concerning and whenever you hear about such an injury you must wonder if it is a Lisfranc-type.
Heyward-Bey injured his right foot while attempting to catch a deep pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger early in the second quarter.
As for Pouncey, his injury was described during the game as to one to his thumb on his snapping hand. While he did ultimately return to the game after first going to the locker room, he was still unable to finish. Pouncey suffered his injury during the team’s second offensive play of the game.