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.