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.

  • steeltown

    Oh jesus

  • Chris92021

    Oh kidding me.

  • walter mason

    I logged in just to see what happened.

  • Man are we cursed by some witch or something? Jarvis Jones who is coming along great and playing like an all pro right now… and now an injury. Bell out with an injury. If I was being drafted by us I would ask to be traded asap. Being a top draft pick by The Steelers proves to be a one way ticket to a serious injury. We are cursed again so far this year. And what’s up with our O line…again?! Why is Tomlin still in as head coach? He inherited a Superbowl team and now that’s being proved, starting at last years 8-8 Season.

  • dgh57

    Aren’t you kinda jumping to conclusions here?

  • Anthony Renzelli

    Proven *

  • Paul Barracliffe

    Hope ots not serious

  • Guest

    Damn. i haze to day it bit i agrew

  • Arthur Branch

    Tomlin inherited an 8-8 team. That came of a Superbowl year and laid an egg. Every team has injuries. The first string O-line looked very much improved over what they did last week.

  • CP72

    Jarvis Jones = Playmaker
    I hope this isn’t serious cuz this kid has that “it” factor.

  • Mike.H

    your vernacular.. Buckwheat…? or Alfalfa?

  • Brandon Andrews

    some people will never appreciate tomlin wonder why

  • Bell Cow

    Crap. Hopefully it’s not too serious because he’s been playing very well.

  • TsarPepe

    Arizona’s 1st-rd pick, Jonathan Cooper, broke his leg yesterday. Things happen, even without curses.

  • walter mason

    letters worn off his keyboard?