The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their Sunday Week 5 home game in overtime to the Baltimore Ravens and they also lost a few key players to injuries during the contest.
After the game ended, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin recapped the team’s injuries during his post-game press conference.
“From an injury standpoint, Mason Rudolph is out with a concussion,” Tomlin said. “James Washington had an AC shoulder injury and Mark Baron had a hamstring. I’ll have more information about the details regarding those guys and others on Tuesday when we normally meet.”
Inside linebacker Mark Barron left the game later in the second quarter with his hamstring injury and it didn’t look like he ever returned. As for quarterback Mason Rudolph, he was knocked out cold by Ravens safety Earl Thomas early in the second half and he stayed down on the field for quite a while.
The medical staff took Rudolph’s face mask off and a cart was brought out on to the field. However, Rudolph eventually sat up and then finally stood up. He was then helped off the field by a few teammates and then went straight to the locker room. Rudolph then left to go to the hospital for further examination.
Tomlin was asked after the game if he knew why Rudolph had to stand up and walk off the way he did while the cart was out there on the field.
“Ask somebody that’s in charge of that,” Tomlin said. “I don’t drive carts and things of that nature.”
Running back James Conner said after the game that he’s since heard that Rudolph is doing a little better.
“So, keep praying for him,” Conner said.