Steelers Injury Report: Lewis, Sanders & Van Dyke Injured In Loss To Cowboys

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their seventh game of the season Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys and are now in a must-win situation as they head into their final two games of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns.

The loss included more injuries to the Steelers secondary in addition as head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post game press conference that starting cornerback Keenan Lewis (groin) suffered a groin injury in the second half and reserve cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke (shoulder) suffered a separated shoulder early in the game while attempting to make a tackle on special teams.

The Steelers came into the game already thin in the secondary as cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) sat out his second consecutive game Sunday with a fractured ankle as did his replacement Cortez Allen (groin), who missed the game due to a groin injury suffered last Sunday in the loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (rib) also suffered a rib injury on Sunday according to Tomlin and did not return.

Tomlin will update the status of the injured players on Tuesday during his weekly press conference.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I think that we need a new conditioning coach…we have far too many injuries.

  • I think they just aren’t as tough as they once were. They can’t hold on to the football either.

  • NW86

    Many teams have a lot of injuries, we just don’t follow them as closely as we do our own. The killer thing this year has been that the injuries seem to come in groups at the same position (as David Todd pointed out on a recent podcast). First it was the linebackers, then OL, then WR, now it’s CB’s. I don’t think that can be blamed on anything but just bad luck. I really hope that at least ONE of the top 3 CB’s is able to play against the Bengals, or we’re in for another really long day…

  • Mike Carroll

    Too bad about Keenan Lewis. He has been one of the few bright spots this season.

  • James Warner

    I think they need to add a psychologist to the staff so all of them, including Tomlin can focus on not making bonehead decisions. fumble by brown. brown not catching the punt in the 4th qtr, brown going out of bounds to stop the clock for the cowboys. Don’t get me wrong i like Brown but these oung receivers never seem to have their head completely in the games. wallace can’t recover to tackle anyone after an interception. he probably has the most return yards after pick against him on the whole team. the guy was laying on the ground. obviously wallace is fast but has no reaction or recovery skills.

  • zyzak

    That’s because they are stupid and Tomlin puts up with it

  • Offense is always fumbling the ball way too much, Defense kept them in the game as they always do even with their top 3 cornerbacks out they did their job.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    Too many prima donnas on this team…Wallace, Sanders, Brown, Woodley….

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I do agree some of it is bad luck but we have far too many players that have injuries that seem preventable

  • JT

    AJ Green is foaming at the mouth for this week’s matchup. Lewis needs to heal extremely quickly.

  • RW

    Agreed – Wallace doesn’t play the game the right way. He’s fast but it seems like that’s all he is. He never attacks the ball on comeback routes and gives up too easily as a blocker and an intermediate route runner. He should just run deep every play to take the top off of the coverage because honestly, that’s all he’s good for.

    As for Brown, he needs to think while he’s out there and just play within himself. The guy works extremely hard and is at least passionate, but he’s really just not thinking like a football player out there.

    The lack of discipline with these guys is terrible. Tomlin better get them turned around fast or we’ll all be talking about draft picks in 8 days.

  • steeltown

    Agreed. They have come in bunches and always at the same position. I sure hope K.Lewis and Cortez are ready by Sunday {fingers crossed}