Steelers RT Willie Colon Suffers Achilles Injury – Out For Season
Pro Football Scout reporter Adam Caplan is reporting on Twitter that Steelers right tackle Willie Colon suffered an Achilles injury while working out this morning and a MRI is pending. We will have more on this as we get but for now Joe Linta, Colon\’s agent says there\’s no update on extent of injury as of yet. Colon was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft and recently signed his one-year, $2.521 million restricted free agent tender back in April of this year. If Colon is lost for any period of time, the Steelers would likely let free agent Jonathan Scott or Tony Hills battle for the spot. They also could try to slide Trai Essex over from the guard position as rookie first round pick Maurkice Pouncey has been challenging Essex for his right guard position all Summer.
Updated: Colon left the Steelers practice facility on crutches today and the initial fears are that he has tore his Achilles tendon. If indeed the case, Colon will need surgery and will miss the upcoming season. Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert confirmed an Achilles injury today on the team\’s web site.
Another Update: Colon will have more tests to confirm the injury on Tuesday, but the Steelers believe Colon needs surgery and five to six months of rehab, the source said.