Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth was limited to working on the side during the first week of OTA practices and it turns out he needed a procedure done recently on his right foot.
According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Spaeth needed the screws removed that had been inserted last year into his right foot during his Lisfranc surgery. Those screws apparently had loosened and the procedure took place roughly four weeks ago.
This is good news as several had wondered if Spaeth had somehow reinjured his right foot. Last season, Spaeth was placed on the injured reserve list at the beginning of the season with the designated to return tag after suffering a Lisfranc injury early on in training camp.
Spaeth missed 12 games in total last season and as a result played all of 132 offensive snaps. Interesting enough, the Steelers rushed for 4.08 yards per carry when Spaeth was on the field last season as opposed to 3.54 yards per carry without him.
It is unknown if Spaeth will be able to practice next week, but it sounds like he certainly should be ready to go by the time training camp begins, if not sooner.