Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley was placed on injured reserve a few weeks ago because of a calf injury suffered early in the Week 15 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but according to head coach Mike Tomlin during his Monday press conference, he will not require any surgical procedure
“It’s a rehabilitation thing,” said Tomlin. “There’s no procedure scheduled at this juncture.”
Woodley missed a total of five games in 2013 because of injuries to both of his calves and that resulted in him playing only 582 snaps. Now that he has had problems staying healthy since the middle of the 2011 season, the Steelers will have to decide whether or not to keep him around next season as he is scheduled to earn an $8 million base salary in 2014 with a cap charge of $13.59 million.
As far as other injured players go, Tomlin did say that cornerback Curtis Brown has yet to have surgery to repair the torn ACL that he suffered back in Week 12. That surgery will take place on Friday as the team had to wait until the MCL that he damaged to heal first.