Steelers Rookie TE Rob Blanchflower Dealing With High Ankle Sprain


The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their fourth training camp practice of the 2014 season and the injury list continues to grow ever so slightly.

According to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower (ankle) missed Wednesday’s practice with a left high ankle sprain. Blanchflower, who is currently wearing a boot, could be out for about or week or so with the injury, according to Tomlin.

With Blanchflower currently sidelined, undrafted free agent rookie tight end Eric Waters now has a golden opportunity. Waters, who I highlighted in a Wednesday morning post, has reportedly had a good training camp so far.

As far as the rest of the injured players, Tomlin said that wide receiver C.J. Goodwin (shoulder) and linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin) both remain day to day with their injuries. In addition to those two rookie players, Tomlin said that running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring), safety Mike Mitchell (groin) and running back Alvester Alexander (groin) are continuing to try to work themselves back. Mitchell and Alexander, of course, both remain on the PUP list.


  • stellarsfan

    Excited about Eric Waters’ opportunity but I hope blanchflower recovers quickly enough to make his case for making the 53.

  • sean mcmartin

    Not good. Did nothing to stand out in camp so far and now has to play through a high ankle sprain. H20 needs to take advantage and get on the 53.

  • H 2 O GO!!!