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.