Timing Of Mini Bye Week Is Perfect For Banged-Up Steelers

Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers get their sixth win of the season Thursday night, they’ll also now get a few extra days to rest and prepare for their Week 13 game against the New York Giants.

This mini bye week, if you will, will hopefully result in a few of their injured players getting fully healthy and back on the field again.

While the Steelers were able to take care of business Thursday night by beating the Indianapolis Colts on the road, they did unfortunately suffer a few more injuries in the process.

After the game was over, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated during his press conference that guard Ramon Foster (ankle) and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (hand) both suffered injuries during the contest and that both were scheduled to have further evaluations done.

The extra time off will also hopefully result in wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), running back DeAngelo Williams (knee), safety Shamarko Thomas (groin), and tight end Xavier Grimble (quadricep) being able to return to action against the Giants.

Heyward-Bey has been sidelined with his foot injury since Week 9 while Williams hasn’t played since that week either as he needed a minor surgical procedure performed on a balky knee of his that had bothered him for several weeks. As for Thomas and Grimble, the two have missed the last two games with their injuries

Tomlin isn’t scheduled to meet with the media again until Tuesday so that’s when were most likely to learn the significance of the injuries suffered Thursday night by Foster and Hargrave. With only five regular season games remaining, it would be great to see the team can finish out their schedule as a relatively healthy group.

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