Report: Steelers G Ramon Foster Only Suffered A Minor Pectoral Sprain Sunday Against Vikings

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.

  • Fire.Mike.Tomlin

    It takes a true bizarre-universe scenario for this to actually be good news.

  • Mike.H

    Dave, Matthew or Chris, do you have enough ink / bandwith to write an in-depth analysis on —

    “what’s wrong with the 2013 Steelers”?

  • Kenneth Wilt

    That just shows how much faith Tomlin has in Whimper. If he really wanted to replace Adams, he could have played Whimper but he didn’t trust him enough to use him.

  • Dan

    The like “Our Gang” kids used to say, “And how!”

    Foster has been horrible but better to have Foster-Beachum than Beachum-Adams.

  • Eric

    The result would be a novel longer than “war and Peace”

  • Jason

    This could spell the end for Adams, hopefully.. Now Beachum can move to RT and Gilbert to left or vice versa. Either way as long as Adams sits.

  • Brendon Glad

    Well by goodness, I hope the Steelers medical/training staff have correctly diagnosed the injury and the timetable for Foster’s return for a change. Because if he’s 8-9 weeks out, then he needs to go on IR, and if he’s 2-4 weeks, he needs to stay on the active roster. So it’s KINDA important they don’t screw this one up like they did Troy Polamalu (2-3 times) or James Harrison (twice), or McFadden (twice), or Aaron Smith (once), or Woodley (twice)…or, or, or…
    Yeah, I’ll believe the Foster prognosis when I see him on the field before November. And since I’ve been burned many times, I will not be holding my breath.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    In related new, I read in a tweet by one of the Steelers beat reports (Not sure which one), that Bell tweeked his foot.

  • Mike.H

    LOL… bit of Snickers nugget went up my nasal passage as I laughed out loud but worth it!!

  • gene mann

    Thankfully no Whimper sighting

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I know Adams is playing bad but why would you hope a 2nd rounder no longer plays for us? I want him to play better not sit the bench.

  • Brendon Glad

    Yeah, and I bet he DID IT on the awkward landing after his stupid flip and awkward landing into the end-zone…and then was just too embarrassed to start limping until later in the game. We’ll never know, but that front-flip and awkward landing was infuriating no matter how you slice it.
    Gun to my head, I’m betting that the injury happened on the flip, because that would be too fitting for this squad.


    Until he starts playing better he needs to be benched because his play is killing us,

  • Jason

    So you employ the same logic as Tomlin which is let’s sit around and hope this stiff improves while he jeopardizes the health of our franchise Qb. He’s been playing football since he was 10 yrs old if he can’t block by now he’s not going to get better. This guy isn’t a LT. And sure I’d love for him to magically get better and I’d love to be 4-0 but neither are happening.

  • joed32

    Was Whimper dressed for the game or was he inactive?

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  • Jason

    He was dressed but Tomlin said he was “below the line of preperation.” Which is a fancy way of saying he wasn’t coached well enough

  • Eric

    I hate when that happens, LOL. Glad to help ease the pain.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Everyone who commented on my statement missed what I was saying. Jason said this spells the end to Adams and all I was saying is I hope not because we invested a lot into him and hope he works out.