Steelers Rookie CB Terry Hawthorne On Crutches Following Wednesday Practice

Unfortunately we have more injury news to pass along to you following the conclusion of the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA practice of the 2013 season that took place on Wednesday. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is now reporting via Twitter that rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne is on crutches with apparent right knee discomfort.

Hawthorne, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft last month out of Illinois, had problems staying healthy while in college and as a result he missed six games over the course of four seasons.

Hopefully the knee injury suffered by Hawthorne isn\’t serious as he becomes the second draft pick to miss time this off-season due to an injury. Earlier on Wednesday, we passed along the news that rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones remains limited with a hamstring injury.

UPDATE: Hawthorne reportedly just has a wrap on his right knee, but was on crutches.

  • steeltown

    Damn… 2nd day of OTA’s and already multiple injury reports… although apparent knee “discomfort” doesn’t sound too serious

    Hopefully just normal bumps and bruises

  • Well they did not carry him off on the cart so maybe he just has a little fluid in there or something. Hopefully not too bad.

  • zyzak

    Every team gets these this time of year,

  • Fivesevenzero Sports-Radio

    Whose our strength and conditioning coach? i know football injuries happen but we have been getting killed with injuries the past few years!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I agree…I have wondered that too. Certain injuries happen but pulled muscles and minor crap like that is conditioning and being ready to play football.

  • steeltown

    Garrett Giemont has been the S&C Coach since ’07 I believe.. he coached with Tomlin in Tampa yrs before that. He has decades of experience and won an award after the 2008 SuperBowl run

    I agree there have been a lot of injuries, but its League wide. I partially blame the new regulations on practice, practice in pads, drills and those kinds of things. It seems players are just not as conditioned as they used to be. Funny one of the reasons they have these regulations is to enforce safety.. and it just might be causing more harm than good

    New CBA: Offseason workouts will be limited to nine weeks, with two weeks of strength and conditioning, three weeks of instruction with no offense-versus-defense drills and four weeks of organized team activities. During the regular season, there can be just 14 padded practices for the entirety of the season (no more than 2 in one week) and all padded practices are limited to three hours max.

    In other words, its really up to the players to condition themselves