Pittsburgh Steelers rookie left tackle Mike Adams told the media on Saturday that the right knee that he injured Thursday night in the 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles is not seriously injured and that he will not be sidelined long. Adams did not say when he would be back specifically, but did say it will not keep him out but two weeks at most. He also did not reveal the nature of the injury to the knee, which was wrapped today. As far as his play went Thursday night, Adams, who allowed 2.5 sacks in just 18 plays, told the media his mistakes were more physical than mental.
#steelers OT Adams says he will be back soon. R knee hurt in game. Wont say what it is but said it wont keep him out 2 weeks
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 11, 2012
The news on David Johnson was bad and exactly as expected after the Eagles game. The Steelers fullback tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee and will undergo surgery as soon as the swelling subsides. Johnson was a restricted free agent this past offseason and signed a one-year $1.26 million to return in 2012. He will now be an unrestricted free agent following the season and most likely has played his last game in the black in gold after being drafted in the seventh round by the Steelers in the 2009 draft.
David Johnson has ACL and MCL tear. Done for the season.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) August 11, 2012