Report: Steelers T Mike Adams Not Likely To Be Ready To Practice At Start Of Training Camp

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Thursday during his online chat session that Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams is not likely to practice right at the start of training camp as he continues to recover from being stabbed in an early morning carjacking attempt back on June 1.

Should this indeed be the case, then Adams will undoubtedly be placed on the Active PUP list on Friday when the team reports to Latrobe for the start of training camp.

This news shouldn\’t be overly surprising; however, as I wrote back in the middle of June that this was a distinct possibility due to the nature of the injuries that Adams suffered, which included him needing surgery to repair a lacerated colon.

Adams is not even a full eight weeks removed from surgery, so he might need another week or two to get himself back in football shape before he is allowed to practice.

Bouchette said he was told that Adams should be ready for the start of the season and that his recovery is on schedule.

In addition to Adams, tight end Heath Miller and linebacker Sean Spence are both expected to be listed on the Active PUP list on Friday.

  • steeltown

    Yea.. not overly surprising.. what would have been surprising is him actually being ready to practice this week. I bet he’s back Aug 5th or Aug 7th and if that’s the case we might not see him in the preseason opener against NYG

  • Shea Fahr

    We will probably see him the last 2 preseason games.

  • charles

    Right after Adams was hurt, a medical person commented on this site that his injuries were far more serious than everyone thought. It seems now as if he knew what he was talking about. Moreover that commenter said that he would be shocked if Adams was ready to play by preseason. Everyone should be prepared for Beachum to start in his place at least for the preseason and maybe longer. Lacerated colons are not trivial.

  • woundedvet

    Right after Adams was hurt I read the opposite of what you wrote, they said Adams will be ready to practice before start of camp. So maybe there were conflicting reports out there. Noone said they were trivial. Predictions back then apparently were too preliminary.

  • walter mason

    I pray he has no complications or problems arising from this injury.

  • steeltown

    Well its not overly surprising to see he is not ready to go full speed against 250-300lb men.. its atleast a 6-8week recovery time with most surgeries or injuries of these kind and more so when you’re talking about coming back and being this physical out of the gate. I see Beachum starting against NYG and possibly WASH but I bet Adams plays against KC and CAR

  • Christopher Wilkes

    Not surprising, but very bad news nonetheless.

  • FeedingFrenzy

    Oh no, are those Amish out there attacking people with knives again?