Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has missed the last three training camp practices and while we don’t yet know if he’ll miss a fourth straight Wednesday, we at least now know what has him sidelined.
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, McLendon has been dealing with a concussion.
While a concussion is certainly serious, at least it’s something that he should be able to overcome prior to the start of the regular season and hopefully way before that.
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who also is currently dealing with a concussion that has had him sidelined since last Thursday, may have been the one that let Mclendon’s injury out of the bag as head coach Mike Tomlin has been mum on his starting nose tackle’s condition.
“I saw him and asked him how he [McLendon] is doing. I say how is yours and how do you feel,” Heyward-Bey said, according to Kaboly. “His is different than mine and that’s just how life is.”
It will be interesting to see if Tomlin is asked about McLendon at the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice.