Limas Sweed Injures Shoulder During Saturday Practice
Wide receiver Limas Sweed injured his right shoulder today during the Steelers afternoon practice and currently has it wrapped on is kneeling on the sideline. It looks like he might be done for the day and the severity of the injury will likely be determined after practice.
Sweed is in his 4th and final year under contract after being drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2008 draft. His time with the Steelers has been littered with setbacks as he suffered early on from drops and most recently injuries, as he was forced to miss all of last season after tearing his Achilles last summer.
Sweed headed into training camp with a golden opportunity to show the Steelers he was worthy of a a 5th or 6th receiver spot on the roster after veteran Antwaan Randle El was released prior to training camp and Emmanuel Sanders was forced to miss most of camp with his foot injury. Sweed has not flashed this year in camp and depending on the severity of this shoulder injury, he could miss more time and slide even further down the Steelers depth chart.
We will update his status as soon as we get word.
ETA: The Sweed injury was termed as a separated shoulder by Tomlin after practice.
ETA 2: It is now described as a sprained shoulder by Wexell and not separated.