Steelers Injury Report: NT Steve McLendon And CB Curtis Brown Both Injured In Win Over Browns

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-11 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the injury situation coming out of the game.

“We got out of the game relatively injury free beside Steve McLendon with an ankle that’s being evaluated and Curtis Brown with a knee that’s also being evaluated,” said Tomlin. I don’t have any definitive information on that. I probably will tomorrow by the time that I talk to you guys.”

McLendon, who injured his left ankle late in the firs quarter, was in a boot and on crutches after the game. With the Steelers facing a short week now, it is highly doubtful that McLendon will be able to play Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens.

With McLendon likely out, Al Woods will get the start at nose tackle and he will be backed up by Hebron Fangupo. Woods registered two sacks against the Browns after relieving McLendon.

As for Brown, the early speculation is that he may have torn the ACL in his left knee. Tomlin will update his condition during his Monday press conference.

  • Mike.H

    Was Wheaton’s preseason optimism way overblown or his mediocre production thus far due to injury / lack of opportunities?

  • Dom

    /Having three perfectly able receivers ahead of him?

  • nikgreene

    Injury and what ‘Dom’ said. Give the kid some time. Not saying he’ll be an all-pro, but let’s wait until he get significant snaps before we pass judgement.

  • SG

    Poor Curtis, has some bad luck.

  • Eric

    The injury to Curtis Brown is an opportunity for Demarcus Van Dyke to emerge. I am still pulling for you DVD.


    Curtis Sweed. Please……….. no more Texas players.