Steelers Injury Report: CB Curtis Brown Tore His Left ACL, NT Steve McLendon To Miss Ravens Game

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the injury situation Monday during his press conference and it included a little bit of bad news.

As expected, cornerback Curtis Brown (knee) will miss the remainder of the season as he tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday in the win over the Cleveland Browns. Brown will be placed on injured reserve and surgery will be forthcoming.

Due to the timing of the injury, Brown more than likely will start training camp on the Active PUP list.

As for nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) he will miss the game against the Baltimore Ravens with a left ankle sprain. He is currently in a walking boot and using crutches to get around on.

As for defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), Tomlin expects him to work this week with an toward him playing Thursday night against the Ravens. The same can be said about linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle). What those three players are able to do Tuesday in practice will be significant, according to Tomlin.

Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) is not looking good for this week. Tomlin said he will be monitored like the others.

  • Chris92021

    Too bad for Curtis Brown. I have a feeling he has played his last game in the NFL yesterday. I always thought he could have been Ike’s successor but he never could really get on the field. He was solid as a special teams guy. As for McLendon, too bad as well but perhaps this will give Fangupo a chance to play.

  • steeltown

    I cant even imagine C.Brown being back on roster next season, especially now missing further development due to a season ending injury. He was seemingly already passed up by Antwon Blake

    Just another reason we need to draft CB, twice


    Hate to see anyone’s dream come to an end.

    Please……. no more Texas guys.

  • dgh57

    Good to hear McLendon’s injury was not as bad as expected.

    Sad to see C Brown’s days with us ending with a injury as I don’t see him being resigned.

  • Fritz Baughman

    I certainly hope Tomlin doesn’t throw Woodley back on the left side and screwing with Worilds’ mojo. Also, it has become very clear that Heyward is a beast and should be on the field as much as possible over Kiesel.

  • Ed Charles

    Curtis Brown is done as far as the Steelers is concerned and I really don’t think it’s a big deal as far his being replaced, He never could earn a spot starting. McLendon might not bad if Woods and Fangupo play well. I’m sure we’ll Isiah Green promoted from the Practice squad or sign someone. Maybe a hometown kid, Justin King, to the roster or P.S.

  • steeltown

    Heyward has replaced Hood this season. Hood has seen more snaps recently since Keisels foot injury, so Keisel will take snaps back from Hood, not Heyward

  • Dan Piotrowski

    Heyward stole Hood’s starting job before Ziggy came in for the injured Keisel, so i wouldn’t imagine Heywards snaps would diminish in any form or fashion

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  • Eric

    Glad to hear McClendon is a sprain and not a break. I also hope DVD will become the player that Woodson thinks he is.

  • joed32

    Woods looked pretty good yesterday, he was in on 9 tackles and had 2 sacks.

  • Madi

    He’s done as a Steeler, but I hope he’s not done in the league. He’s too good to not be on a roster. Huge bust as a CB, but an outstanding special teams player who was well worth every roster spot we gave him. There’s always room for a guy like that somewhere. Sometimes we have a whole bunch of them.
    I wish him luck in Arizona.

  • Ken

    Curtis Brown will get more chances, just probably not with the Steelers. He was a high draft pick, those players always get a few looks. Enough cant be said about the play of Worilds. He and Heyward are the most improved players we have. Jarvis Jones shows 3 times as much Worlids did his rookie year, so we just have to be patience with him. I think next year he will be an animal.

  • Jazz

    Start Jason Worilds on the left, keep Jarvis Jones on the right; alternate Woodley with Jones, no need to disrupt the Chemistry the team has on Defense. If Tomlin has any sense, that’s exactly what he should do. Kiesel? Same thing, the Defense is playing well without him. Start Al Woods, Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward. That’s the rotation they used yesterday. Another thing, sit Ike Taylor, he played horribly yesterday, start Cortez Allen. That’s the problem with Tomlin and LeBeau, they stick with Veteran players too long.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Only good Longhorn guy that worked out was Casey “Big Snack” Hampton.

  • Douglas Andrews

    I’m starting to see a lot in JJ like when he was a playmaker at UGA. He needs more time and a good off season program to build up his upper body. He’s gonna be a star. Hayward is just an animal out there. I was totally wrong about him I thought he’d be a bust turns out he’s the real deal.

  • gene mann

    it too bad CB is out now we see more of DVD and maybe Isiah green. But i am scared we just add another TE to remain inactive

  • treeher

    Ike has to play, he knows the Dirty Bird’s offense. He just has to step it up and I look for him to respond.

  • Jazz

    No, Ike Taylor has played horribly the past two games, he is too inconsistent. I like Ike, I have his jersey and he has been one of my favorite Steelers the past 8 years, but it’s time to move on. That’s the problem with that organization, they often hold onto players way past their prime. Yes, I know they said goodbye to James Harrison, Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Casey Hampton and a few others. But still, they need to move on now, let the younger guys get some reps, how else will they learn? If they wait until next year they will be right back in the same boat as they were in September. Starting quite a few 1st year players. Put the young guys in there, let them learn now and be ready for 2014.