The Pittsburgh Steelers received some good news on the injury front Monday as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting left guard Ramon Foster only suffered a minor sprain of the right pectoral muscle Sunday during the 34-27 loss to Minnesota Vikings.
According to Kaboly, Foster originally suffered the injury a week before in the loss to the Chicago Bears and aggravated it Sunday during a running play following him being pushed from behind. Foster tried to return to game after suffering the injury, but did not play the entire second half.
Being as the Steelers have a bye this week, odds are good that Foster will be ready to play when the team plays the New York Jets in week six. Should indeed Foster be able to resume his starting left guard spot, that will free up Kelvin Beachum to play one of the two tackle positions.
Head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to replace left tackle Mike Adams with Beachum during the game Sunday, but the injury to Foster resulted in him having to play left guard instead.