- Unfortunately, Pittsburgh was not so lucky during the loss in London, as Ramon Foster injured his pectoral muscle.
- The “good” news for Foster and the Steelers is that he only suffered a sprained pectoral muscle whereas a clear tear would have ended his season.
Nonetheless, Foster’s injury further depletes offensive line depth which is already one of the thinnest areas on the team. Kelvin Beachum took over Foster’s spot at left guard.
- And while having Beachum available to step in is good, unfortunately that prevented the Steelers from pulling beleaguered offensive tackle Mike Adams and replacing him with Beachum.
If the Steelers want to make a move at left tackle, coaches will need to be creative. One option might involve activating Joe Long from the practice squad – although don’t expect Long to go from the practice squad to the starting lineup. Another would involve starting Guy Whimper at guard and moving Beachum back out to tackle.
All moves involve the Steelers staff, coaches and most especially Ben Roethlisberger praying to be spared yet another offensive line injury….