Report: Willie Colon Expected To Miss Rest Of Regular Season With Knee Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon left the game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers with a left knee injury and did not return.
Head coach Mike Tomlin didn\’t elaborate about the injury during his post game press conference but Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports via Twitter that the Steelers do not expect Colon to play the rest of the season.
Colon sat out the last two games leading up to Sunday with a bruised knee suffered in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens back in week 11 and it has needed draining more than once since that time.
Dulac goes on to say that the plan right now is to have center Maurkice Pouncey continue to play left guard and Doug Legursky to play center the rest of the season.
The Steelers also have rookie guard David DeCastro as an option in addition as he has dressed the last couple of games since being removed from injured reserve designated to return list. Surely DeCastro has had enough time to get back into football shape since returning to practice.
The Steelers entire offensive line had a rough game in the loss Sunday and the knee injury suffered by Colon certainly did not look good on the replay.
Expect Tomlin to be asked about this during his regularly scheduled Tuesday press conference.