Report: Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Might Need Lisfranc Surgery That Could End His Season

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth might be done for the season as he might need lisfranc surgery.

Spaeth, who the Steelers signed back this offseason following two years away with the Chicago Bears, hurt his foot Wednesday during practice and was examined Thursday back in Pittsburgh.

This would be a pretty big blow for the Steelers with both Heath Miller and David Johnson currently sidelined. Johnson needed a cleanup procedure a few weeks ago on his surgically repaired knee, while Miller might start the season on the Reserve PUP list as he continues to rehab his injured knee.

Heading into their first preseason game against the New York Giants, David Paulson, Jamie McCoy and Michael Palmer are the only legitimate tight end choices the Steelers have on their roster in addition to fullback Will Johnson. Paulson of course will be the starter if Miller is sidelined, but beyond him and Johnson there are question marks.

McCoy is expected to get a lot of work Saturday night at both tight end and fullback, while Palmer, who the Steelers claimed off waivers Thursday, figures to be fast-tracked.

  • JohnnyV1

    That’s not good news at all! I’ll keep my fingers crossed, but….


    dropping like flies again…

  • steeltown

    Damn…. Damn…. Damn
    Well I will be watching McCoy and Palmer VERY closely, there’s a good chance one if not both of them make the roster, till Miller returns

  • walter mason

    Spaeth was considered by some as an emergency backup to the offensive line. Without Starks we are just a couple of injuries away from complete disaster.

  • Ahmad

    Can’t win for losing. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • BurgherinMD

    This is similar to the injury Santonio “Smokey” Holmes suffered last year and is not fully recovered from.