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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton Has Finger Surgery


According to Missi Matthews of Steelers.com, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton has had surgery on the pinky finger that he broke Sunday during the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Wheaton played a season-high 36 snaps against the Vikings and finished the game with three catches for 26 yards. It is unknown how long he will be sidelined, but now is a good time for surgery with the Steelers now on their bye week.

Head coach Mike Tomlin also told Matthews they "tempered the work" of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, tight end Heath Miller (knee), running back Le'Veon Bell (foot) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring) this week during practice with the team currently on a bye.

In addition, guard Ramon Foster (pectoral)  did not practice. Foster suffered a sprained pectoral muscle in the first half against the Vikings, but the injury will not require surgery.

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  • Fritz Baughman

    Now it all makes sense. Levi Brown was brought in to be our 4th receiver.

  • Eric

    I hope Wheatons finger is not significant and Moye gets some opportunity.

  • george

    LOL..Good one, or maybe another blocking TE?

  • Anthony Hodge

    I hope he returns as a serious threat in our offense. Get well Markus!

  • Kevin Gobleck

    might explain why he dropped a couple

  • REGINA

    I THINK THEY SHOULD CALL UP JUSTIN BROWN…….ROOKIE WHO LOOKED GOOD IN PRACTICE ALONG SIDE WHEATON……………..THIS TEAM NEEDS SOMETHING FAST, AND MR. ROONEY SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER GETTING RID OF TODD HALEY……….U SEE WHEN YOU HAVE A GOOD DEFENSIVE COORNIDATOR LIKE BRUCE ARIANS….HOW THE TEAM DOES AND THEIR RECORD REFLECTS IT…………..GET RID OF HALEY…..NOW…..

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