Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says G Nik Embernate Could Have Significant Knee Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now put the wraps on their Thursday practice and head coach Mike Tomlin met the media after practice.

As far as injuries, Tomlin said outside linebacker Jason Worilds (toe) suffered an injured toe that will likely sideline him just a few days. The news wasn\’t as positive in regard to guard Nik Embernate (knee), who injured his knee during one-on-one drills. Tomlin said the injury could be significant based on the way he went down and that he will be further evaluated.

While Tomlin didn\’t name linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) during his rundown of injured players, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that he was limited on Thursday due to calf discomfort.

The other injured players, cornerback Cortez Allen (knee), cornerback Terry Hawthorne (knee), cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) and defensive end Nick Williams (knee) all remain sidelined.

Tomlin was asked about tackle Mike Adams and whether or not he is being slowly worked in due to his stabbing injury that occurred on June 1st and the coach said he wasn\’t getting any special treatment.

Tomlin was also asked if we can look forward to a goal-line drill taking place on Friday night and he said, “no.”

  • VaDave

    Crap. I have some hopes for that kid. I though that Tomlin had his OL wearing knee braces. If he was wearing a brace, it must have been one heck of a whack.

  • Shea Fahr

    Waiver wire….

  • VaDave

    IR more than likely.

  • Shea Fahr

    I meant for back up depth to come in..

  • VaDave


  • Ahmad

    Geez Woodley hurt again smh. Well at least it wasn’t because he was out of shape. Hopefully he will only be out a couple of days.

  • CW

    Sad day. Embernate looked like a real steal as an undrafted rookie. Probably ends up on the practice squad or IRed and brought back next year depending on the seriousness of the knee injury.

  • dgh57

    To me, it’s to early to tell about Embernates injury. So until I hear otherwise I’m hoping for the best for this young man.

  • DoctorNoah

    Speaking of Friday – I’m going to watch the practice for the first time. Any suggestions on what time I need to get there and where to park/watch from? Thanks!

  • Superdriller316

    Maybe we should unofficially retire #51. This is two years in a row we’ve lost someone wearing 51 to a knee injury.

  • Jefferson_St_Joe

    If he has an ACL, do the Steelers have to pay him for the full season?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    once again the injuries begin mounting up

  • steeltown


    ..and Woodley… gheeez