Willie Colon Tears Triceps (Likely) Headed For IR

The news from France is very bad” – Winston Churchill, 1940 just before the British were overrun and forced flee France at Dunkirk

Already reeling from their first opening day loss in 8 years and the worst defeat of the Mike Tomlin era at the hands of the arch rival Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers got more bad news on Monday.

Numerous reports have confirmed that starting right tackle Willie Colon has torn his triceps muscle. Colon’s agent has confirmed the injury and informed the press that Colon will have surgery tomorrow and will likely miss the season.

This is a bad break for Colon, who sat out the entire 2010 season with an Achillies injury. Its also a bad break for the Steelers who just committed big money to a player who now appears to have suffered his second season-ending injury in as many years….

In the questions posed in the Ravens game summery, Steel Curtain Rising asked whether the signing of Troy Polamalu would allow the leave the Steelers with enough salary cap money to consider bringing back Flozell Adams and/or Max Starks in light of the horrendous play of the offensive line.

That question came before Colon’s injury was known.

Now it appears that the Steelers have been left with no choice but to look into the matter. Ed Bouchette has confirmed on Twitter that Flozell Adam’s agent admits to having been contacted by the Steelers.

Not a moment too soon.

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