Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt suffered a knee injury early in Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals and now it appears as though he’ll find out today the significance of it.
According to Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Twitter, Tuitt said Monday morning he’s scheduled for an MRI on his injured right knee. The defensive end suffered the injury while attempting to sack Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on the third play of the game.
Stephon Tuitt just said he is going to get an MRI.
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) December 19, 2016
Last season, Tuitt suffered a knee injury in the game against the Arizona Cardinals and it sidelined him for two weeks. We can only hope that this knee injury doesn’t end his season. As of right now, however, you have to think that he’s very questionable for the Steelers Christmas night game against the Baltimore Ravens. Hopefully it’s just a sprain.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) December 19, 2016
A few weeks ago the Steelers lost defensive end Cameron Heyward for the remainder of the season to a torn pectoral muscle. Since then, the Steelers have been leaning heavily on Tuitt, Ricardo Mathews, L.T. Walton and Daniel McCullers.
After the game against the Bengals was over it was reported that Tuitt was moving around the locker room without crutches or a brace. He did, however, have a limp.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to updated the condition of Tuitt during his weekly Tuesday press conference.