Some not so great news coming out of the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday training camp practice as Missi Matthews of steelers.com just reported on Twitter that starting cornerback Joe Haden had to be carted off the field with an unspecified injury.
It’s hard to speculate as to what kind of injury that Haden suffered on Wednesday so we’ll just have to sit and wait and hope for the best.
According to Matthews, Haden’s injury happened during a team run drill and nobody saw exactly what happened. He walked off. She reports the team medical staff checked Haden out and hopefully just carted him to the locker room instead of having him walk up a big hill to further examine him. She says that she and Teresa Varley only saw a slight limp from Haden
Haden, who is now in his third season with the Steelers, is currently in negotiations with the team on a contract extension.
The Steelers were already without a few cornerbacks for Wednesday’s practice as Artie Burns, Brian Allen and rookie Justin Layne all reportedly sat out the session.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held a Wednesday morning press conference so he’s unlikely to address the media again at the conclusion of today’s practice.
During his first season with the Steelers in 2017, Haden missed five games with a broken fibula.
Last season, Haden, who turned 30 this past April, registered 63 total tackles to go along with 2 interceptions, 12 passes defensed and a forced fumble. He missed one game last season with a hamstring injury.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting that Haden suffered what is being described as “a minor ankle” injury and that it looks like a major injury averted.
UPDATE: Gerry Dulac is now reporting that Haden had his foot stepped on during Wednesday’s practice. The injury is not serious in nature.