As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the overall health of his team coming out Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens during his Tuesday press conference.
Tomlin started off by saying tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and defensive end Cameron Heyward (hamstring) suffered no repercussion in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens when it comes to their previous injuries.
Tomlin went on to update the condition of the three players who were injured during Sunday’s game.
“Darrius Heyward-Bey has got a foot sprain,” Tomlin said. “He’s being evaluated. I don’t have the latest update today. Again, we’ll let his practice participation be our guide, or whether or not he’s available to practice with that foot sprain. [Jordan] Dangerfield sustained a groin in game. Again, he’s down there on the table being evaluated right now. We’ll know more about him tomorrow.”
Tomlin also announced Tuesday that center Maurkice Pouncey (thumb) had a surgical procedure done to fix his dislocated thumb.
“In all likelihood it’s going to table him at the early portions of the week but he’ll have an opportunity to practice as we push toward Thursday and Friday,” said Tomlin. “Specifically Friday and we’ll see where that participation takes us in terms of game availability.”
Tomlin was asked if Pouncey’s thumb injury will affect his ability to snap the football moving forward.
“He’s going to have the ability to snap,” Tomlin said. “We’ll give him a couple days to let it calm down from the procedure.”
Tomlin also indicated that running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) has been dealing with a knee injury and the team is having that evaluated today.
As for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee), Tomlin says there’s a good chance he’ll be limited some this week in practice.