The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals on the road Sunday to improve their record to 8-5. The team, however, did incur a few more injuries during their Sunday game and head coach Mike Tomlin recapped them during his postgame press conference,.
“On the injury front, Vance McDonald sustained a concussion, he’ll be in the protocol,” Tomlin said after Sundays win over the Cardinals. “We’ll update you accordingly. And Jaylen Samuels had a groin injury of some description. I’ll update you on those guys on Tuesday along with some of the other ones like JuJu [Smith-Schuster] and [James] Conner.”
Tight end Vance McDonald left the game in the third quarter and never returned. He’ll be in concussion protocol this next and we’ll keep our fingers crossed that he’ll be able to play next Sunday. As for running back Jaylen Samuels, it’s unclear as to when exactly he suffered his groin injury during the game. He was also checked for a concussion in the first half but cleared to return.
The Steelers had two players miss the Sunday game against the Cardinals due to injuries and they were wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and running back James Conner (shoulder). Early word is that Conner will try to play next Sunday night but that’s far from official right now. Smith-Schuster just started running again this past week.
Tomlin will next meet the media on Thursday and that’s when will get our next full injury update.