During the Tuesday press conference held by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, no injury status was given on the health of linebacker Stevenson Sylvester headed into the week 2 game against the New York Jets and the media failed to ask about him.
Sylvester tore his MCL late in training camp and had a surgical procedure done on his knee immediately thereafter. The third year linebacker only saw action in the first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, prior to suffering the injury.
The Steelers opened the season Sunday night against the Denver Broncos with only three inside linebacker types on the roster in Larry Foote, Lawrence Timmons and Brandon Johnson. Luckily both Foote and Timmons stayed healthy and did not miss a snap on defense, and as a result, Johnson was relegated to only contributing on special teams.
The first injury participation report for the upcoming game against the Jets will be out later today and we will see if Sylvester is able to resume practicing. If he is not at least limited, he most likely will be down again this weekend.