Steelers Wednesday Post Practice Injury Report Includes Gilbert, Heyward

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now put the wraps on their Wednesday practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin ran down a few of the injuries.

After missing his second straight practice, Tomlin continues to refer to the injury that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) suffered late Sunday as a “boo boo”. When pressed further about whether or not it is indeed a knee injury that the first-round draft pick suffered, Tomlin wouldn’t budge.

Tomlin did finally admit, however, that nose tackle Steve McLendon (concussion) is currently dealing with a concussion, but did not say when he expects him to return to practice. McLendon has now missed the last four practices.

Linebacker Jarvis Jones (groin), guard Ramon Foster (unknown) and wide receiver Lance Moore (unknown) all sat out Wednesday’s practice as well, but Tomlin did not mention any of them when running down the injury report.

Tackle Marcus Gilbert (unknown) and defensive end Cameron Heyward  (unknown) were both dinged up during Wednesday’s practice, but their injuries don’t appear to be serious.

“Minor things. Minor training camp things. Should expect to see them back out here tomorrow,” said Tomlin of the duo.

The Steelers will practice again Thursday, but will be off Friday in order to travel to New Jersey to play their first preseason game of the 2014 season against the New York Giants.

  • James Kling

    Hope Mac’s issue allows Shade Tree to get more reps. Man, that dude could be a huge part of our future if he puts it all together. Huge in more ways than one.

  • Zhan

    The first four draft picks look very solid. A couple of the later round guys could stick as well. If McCullers can learn to keep low, and if he can demonstrate the kind of commitment that some people said he may lack (no indication of that so far), this could be one of the best drafts the Steelers have had in years.

    Many were doubting whether Colbert and Tomlin were capable of restocking this team after two 8-8 seasons. I have to say I’ve had some doubts. After all, Tomlin’s early success was achieved with what was basically Cowher’s team.

    One good draft won’t make anybody’s reputation, and it’s still early, but hopefully we can see a trend here…

  • Madi

    + 1st team reps for Tuitt. And concussions are nothing to mess around with. That’s three reasons to let McLendon sit for all the time he needs, and more.

  • walter mason

    I agree with your evaluation of this years draft but we said the same thing last year and the year before and we will say the same every year at about this time. Its always the best draft ever before pre-season.

  • joed32

    Last year actually was pretty good. 8 of the 9 players drafted are back this year with 7 of them locks to make the 53 and the first 3 picks will start. Only Nick Williams is on the bubble.

  • James Kling

    Totally agree. But I was not a fan of the last few drafts overall, contra Walter Mason, so I have a lot of interest in the class, especially since we have some prospects R1-4 plus McCullers, and who knows, maybe Branchflower can put something together. We’re also seeing our older players depart, so it’s a big opportunity for this class.

  • steeltown

    Glad to hear Heyward and Gilbert’s thing isn’t serious… im hoping Jarvis gets back out there soon

  • Addison

    What is going in with Shazier. Doesn’t Tomlin know what he’s doing to my nerves.

  • Milliken Steeler

    Agreed 32. and a UDFA in Arnfeldt that made it to the 53.