Monday, October 3, 2022

Mike Tomlin reveals injury to Polarizing Steelers starter

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned about more than a game against a conference rival after a Sept. 18 loss to the New England Patriots.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin revealed in a post-game press conference that centerback Devin Bush suffered a foot injury on Pittsburgh’s last defensive drive.

Bush was taken to the medical tent, then to the locker room for an examination. Robert Spillane, who normally only plays in dime packs, has signed on for the fourth-year linebacker.

Tomlin had no further details on Bush’s injury. “I don’t have a lot of information about injuries,” Tomlin told Steelers media. “I know Devin Bush couldn’t finish the game. He has a foot that is being examined.”

Prior to the injury, Bush had a total of four tackles (two solo) and a quarterback in rush, according to ESPN.

The Steelers have a short week and will play the Browns on Thursday Night Football in Cleveland on September 22nd. Given the quick turnaround for Pittsburgh, Bush’s injury could prevent him from passing given the quick turnaround for Pittsburgh.

Mark Robinson, selected by the Steelers in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL draft, is likely to get the nod in Week 3 if Bush is unable to leave. He was a healthy scratch for Pittsburgh’s first two games. Though he’s only played on special teams this season, Marcus Allen-turned-linebacker is also an option to rotate with Spillane.

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