Report: Colon To Have Surgery On Monday, Roster Moves Likely Forthcoming
Last night Gerry Dulac reported that left guard Willie Colon might be done for the season after suffering a left knee injury during the second quarter of the loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers and on Wednesday Jory Rand of KDKA-TV reports via Twitter that Colon is having surgery on Monday.
Told by a source Willie Colon is going in for surgery today on ankle/leg. If true, looks like he's done through the playoffs.
— Jory Rand (@ABC7Jory) December 10, 2012
This all adds up to Colon being placed on injured reserve as early as today or Tuesday which will open up a spot on the Steelers 53 man roster.
The Steelers only dressed 7 offensive linemen on Sunday as rookie tackle Mike Adams was out with an ankle sprain and guard John Malecki was a healthy inactive scratch.
The Steelers currently have guard Justin Cheadle and tackle Joe Long on the practice squad, so there is a chance that one of them will be promoted if the team can\’t find a veteran off of the street. A Cheadle promotion would be the most likeliest if they stay in house, but of course none of that is guaranteed.
The Steelers could decide to sign back guard Ryan Lee off of the New Orleans Saints practice squad. That would be my choice. Lee had a solid preseason showing late in games and was a member of the Steelers practice squad up until a few weeks ago.
The Steelers also currently have an open spot on their practice squad that needs to be filled after cornerback Josh Victorian was promoted to the 53 man roster on Saturday.