The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday 24-20 on the road but unfortunately the team suffered a few injuries during the game.
During his post-game press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that defensive end Stephon Tuitt suffered a knee injury early in the game and he doesn’t know the state of that right now. Tuitt was injured while sacking Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on a third down play at the start of the game. He was flagged for a facemask on that sack, however. He never returned to the game.
Tuitt was reportedly walking without crutches or a brace after the game. He did have a slight limp, however. Daniel McCullers said after the game he doesn’t believe Tuitt’s injury is too serious, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Dan McCullers doesn't believe injury to Tuitt is too serious. FWIW
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) December 18, 2016
Also injured Sunday were defensive end Ricardo Mathews and tight end Ladarius Green. Mathews left in the first half with an ankle injury while Green left late in the game after taking a hit to the head following a big reception. Tomlin said Green is now in concussion protocol.
Being as Green has a history with concussions and headaches, his injury is very concerning.
Missing Sundays game with preexisting injuries were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) and safety Shamarko Thomas (concussion).
The 9-5 Steelers will now get ready to host the 8-6 Baltimore Ravens on Christmas night and Tomlin will update the health of his team during his weekly Tuesday press conference.