Mike Adams Knee Injury Not Serious, Johnson Tore ACL & MCL

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.

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.

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  • JohnnyV1

    That’s sad news about David Johnson. Hope his surgery goes well and he gets an opportunity to come back next year. Best of luck to him!

  • http://twitter.com/mattlipner Matt Lipner

    Might be a stupid question, but will this give the team any more cap space?

  • SteelersDepot

    No, DJ still counts when eventuially placed on IR.

  • Bob Francis

    Why the statement that he’s done with the Steelers? I can’t imagine he’ll get a lot of attention on the open market, and why wouldn’t the Steelers at least consider bringing him back next offseason to compete?