Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley Injured His Other Calf In Win Over Bengals

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-20 win Sunday night over the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to update the injury situation during his post game press conference.

According to Tomlin, linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) will need to have his injured calf evaluated further. He did say that this is not the same calf that the linebacker injured in the game against the Buffalo Bills that forced him to miss three games. I am only speculating, but we may have seen the end of Woodley this season unless the Steelers miraculously make the playoffs.

Other than Woodley, Tomlin said that cornerback Ike Taylor (rib) suffered a rib injury in the game. Taylor, however, was able to return to the game.

Tomlin did not mention the injuries suffered by tackles Marcus Gilbert and Kelvin Beachum in the game. Gilbert left with a right ankle injury but managed to return after having it taped up. Beachum, on the other hand, returned after missing several plays.

Tomlin will next meet the media again on Tuesday.

  • Nathan Shrift

    I think Woodley will be a June 1st cut.

  • Elijah Stevenson

    Wow that’s really tough for Woodley to deal with.

  • chris ward

    Last 3 years, Woodley has been broken-down with injuries.

  • Tom

    Put him on the weekly loser list.

  • Brandon James

    Biggest problem with our team is Woodleys Contract.

  • sean mcmartin

    Now the choice is clear. Woodley can’t stay healthy.Worilds needs to be signed

  • 2443scott

    i dont know what woodleys contract is but hes been hurt way to much and his work on field is surely falling off i said it before and i will say it again he needs to see person troy saw to get his calfs problem solved….but if he cant stay healthy he needs to have his contract reduced and play a back up roll or traded or cut but something needs to be done his kill the qb mind set is no longer there because he no longer has the strenght to keep it up a whole game let alone half a game i loved woodley comeing from that side but you never get the feeling when games going on hes even there any more …i guess some just lose that (it) quicker then others do

  • Kenneth Wilt

    I know this will cost them some dead money…so be it, but if you can’t stay on the field, all you are doing it tying up a roster spot for someone who can. I don’t know that they cut him, but honestly the team right now has been more dynamic defensively with Worilds in there anyway. Personally, I would rather see a trade then see him cut, cause at least we’d get something back, but who knows if that is even an option and it still gives us dead money.

  • treeher

    The way you have seen Woodley breaking down is an indication that his frame is not large enough to support his size. That’s what the analysts have said about JJ, that he does not have the frame to beef up like he needs to.

  • srdan

    Good point. But the same thing was the knock on Chandler Jones and Aldon Smith. I think JJ can easily put on another 15-20 pounds. But hte analysts know far more than I do. The truth is that it is not necessary to be huge to be effective as a pass rusher. Bruce Irwin comes to mind as well.

    JJ needs to worry about counter moves rather than getting huge. IMHO

  • Jollyrob68

    Attempt to trade him or make him a post June cut. I smell Franchise tag for Worilds.

  • srdan

    I sure hope so!

  • Chad H

    Depot in what ways can we reduce his salary and/or trade him and gain draft picks?

  • Alan Felicia

    Wait, you want to Franchise Worilds (“lunch pail”) yet he’s been injured or inconsistent most of this career and had finally played well, ironically, on a contract year? At least Woodley played well 3 years consectively in which he recorded double digit sacks (2008=11.5, 2009=13.5, 2010=10.5 sacks).
    Worilds’s stat:
    2010 (rookie) = 10 games played = 2 Sacks
    2011 = 12 games played, 7 starts = 3 Sacks
    2012 = 10 games played, 3 starts = 5 Sacks
    2013 = 14 games played, 10 starts (season in progress) = 7 Sacks
    These numbers suggests a “Franchise” Tag?

  • Josh Knepshield

    I don’t think thats in the cards. No team will give us equal value for him. He’ll be 30 and have an injury history, plus his salary is huge. We could maybe get a 4th, but it is not likely at all.

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  • Jazz

    I hate to say it, but Woodley is overpaid, period. His production on the field hasn’t matched the contract the Steelers gave him 3 years ago. I wouldn’t franchise Worilds though, he has been consistently hurt the past three seasons as well. I would reward him a nice contract, but I hope they don’t over due it like they did with Woodley and Timmons.

  • walter mason

    Try to trade for a 5th rounder

  • fuji

    I’d trade him for a future 7th round pick just to get him off the books.

  • fuji

    Reminds me a lot like Kendrell Bell

  • CrazyTerry

    To trade him, some team will have to deem him worth the 8M base salary and the future base salaries in 2015 and beyond.
    If they don’t find him to be worth it, then so should the steelers and cut him.
    IT’s trade him or cut him and suck up the dead money.

  • Chad H

    We can’t suck up the dead money. Too much for 2 years. Just trying see what options are available. I was a huge Woodley fan with an autograph jersey on the wall but it’s way to much money after 3 years of injuries and now Worilds coming alive. We have to find a way to keep Worilds. I wouldn’t mind keeping Woodley just for less money.