Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday that the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t suffer a serious injury in Sunday’s blowout but that might not be the case.
Starting right tackle Willie Colon was injured during mop up time late in the 4th quarter with what is feared to be a possible triceps injury. Late this morning there was fear out of Colon’s camp that it could be serious and season ending but that was before Colon was set to be evaluated by team doctors. Right now the true severity is not yet known and due to swelling, it was unclear whether an MRI would be performed today, according to sources.
Colon last season missed the entire 2010 season due to an Achilles injury and another long-term injury would be a serious blow to an already questionable Steelers offensive line. The Steelers primary backup at the tackle position is rookie Marcus Gilbert.
Colon in late July signed a 5 year – $29 million deal with a $6.5 million signing bonus.
Flozell Adams, the team’s starting right tackle in 2010, remains unsigned.