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Steelers Injury Report: Heath Miller Suffers PCL & MCL Injury In Loss To Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 season came to an abrupt halt on Sunday thanks to their 13-10 loss Sunday at Heinz Field to the Cincinnati Bengals. The team suffered more injuries in the loss and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed those injuries in his post game press conference.

Tomlin announced that running back Baron Batch (arm) suffered a broken arm and that tight end Heath Miller (knee) suffered a PCL and MCL injury. Both will undoubtedly be placed on injured reserve for the final week of the season.

Also injured in the loss were cornerback Curtis Brown (Achilles), wide receiver Mike Wallace (hamstring), and center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) with an MCL sprain. Pouncey was able to finish the game.

Cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) and tackle Mike Adams (ankle) were both inactive with their preexisting injuries.

The Steelers will play the Cleveland Browns next week in a meaningless game at Heinz Field. Expect a flurry of roster moves early next week.

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  • Reader783

    Am I the only one that thinks Tomlin needs to go? Like, not even overreacting as a guy who just watched his team miss the playoffs, I genuinely and objectively believe he is an awful coach. He might be a good D-coordinator somewhere, but, in my honest opinion, he just makes the wrong decisions alot. Food for thought.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    Get well Heath….one of the few players that shows up every week and plays up to his contract.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I think he is a great coach and the players fro the most part respect him. Which decisions are you talking about?

  • JT

    You know the decision to have someone get injured every other series, have Ben throw uncharacteristic picks, tell the young WRs to be careless with the ball. You know, those decisions.

  • JT


  • Reader783

    Good sarcasm man. No, how about the decision to kick a 53 yarder into the open end, kick a 55 yarder up by 7 at Tennessee, override a decision by the special teams coach to have Rainey return a punt and send Antonio Brown in instead to let every punt he sees roll to the 3 yard line, the decision to keep an injured Byron Leftwich in the whole game when he gets injured on the third play from scrimmage. Shall I continue? Let’s have a serious conversation.

  • Reader783

    JT, can we have a serious conversation? Tomlin made mistakes all year. Let’s face the facts rather than berate each other. Now I’m not saying it’s all his fault, but he certainly didn’t help.

  • JT

    I wasn’t calling you out personally man. I just think that in general Tomlin doesn’t get a fair shake. I don’t know why. It’s only in town too. Everyone else, players coaches experts ect, respect him. He is know he’s not perfect. I’m not saying he is. But he at least has won a super bowl. Not something Cowher could say during his playoff drought or countless playoff disappoints. He still beat some good teams and coached his third string QB to beat the Ravens. Tomlin pit the team in position to win games, and the players came up short a lot. He made mistakes, but he made some good calls too.

    Sorry if this is gibberish, hard to proof read and edit on my phone haha.

  • Reader783

    I agree, but at some point these mistakes become unacceptable…when will that be? I don’t know.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Serious conversation ok, i am fine with that. For the field goal kicks those can be argued because if your confident in your kicker and he says he can let him try on both of those kicks he was roughly 1 yard short give or take. For Antonio Brown he was one of the best return men last year, and Chris Rainey have fumbled quite a few time when he tries to go full speed and since he hasn’t returned any kick offs for a touchdown why not keep Brown there. I can’t really think of a good reason for Leftwhich only that the players were motivated by him fighting it off, but you sorta got me on that one.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Above and Beyond his contract he is a complete Boss and is a TEAM’S player he doesn’t care about his stats or having spectacular celebrations(maybe a flex if he is pumped) but he would rather just to go out and see a W in the column and he will go out and do what ever he has to no questions asked. #HEATHFORPROBOWL

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