Steelers Rookie LB Jarvis Jones Headed To Hospital With Chest Injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their third straight preseason game of the year to the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night at Heinz Field and their first-round draft pick also was injured in the loss as linebacker Jarvis Jones left the game in the second half after he intercepted a tipped pass that was ultimately negated by a pass interference call.
Head coach Mike Tomlin updated the status of Jones as well as cornerback Curtis Brown during his post game press conference.
“Curtis Brown got shaken up, was evaluated and was deemed healthy enough to get back in the game and he did,” said Tomlin. “Jarvis Jones is getting evaluated with an upper body injury as we speak.”
Jones registered two assisted tackles on defense during the game and also added a solo tackle on special teams. He once again saw action early in the game as he replaced starter Jason Worilds on the second defensive series.
Jones might have fallen on the football when he was tackled following the interception.
Burt Lauten passed along the word on Twitter that Jones is going to a Pittsburgh area hospital for further evaluations on his chest. The rookie linebacker was taken from the stadium on a stretcher.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) August 25, 2013