The Steelers kicker may be out indefinitely.
Few sports fans take things as seriously as the Pittsburgh Steeler fans take their team - which is why, if you are a fan of the team, you might want to sit down. According to a press release and a statement from Coach Mike Tomlin, things aren't looking good for the only place kicker they have on their roster. Shaun Suisham, a fan favorite, suffered what has been called a "potentially serious" knee injury just last night during the Hall of Fame Game against the Vikings.
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Suisham had the run of his season last year, earning 132 points. However, his left knee was injured when he tacked Marcus Sherels, according to The Washington Post.
Suisham is known for his more aggressive type plays, and that has always been great for him in the past. Though the coach hadn't spoken with him as of the press release, it is still worrisome to many fans, seeing as there isn't really anyone to back him up.
Running back Cameron Stingily also suffered a knee injury that Tomlin also said was “potentially serious” in the Steelers’ 14-3 loss. Stingily rushed for 18 yards on 11 first-half carries.
Many believe that the Steelers could be in for a great season, and the game last night surely showed a lot of promise:
“We did a good job reading the quarterback, breaking on the ball and I think we cleaned up some missed tackles from early in the game,” Spence said. “That’s probably knocking the rust off. I definitely feel we flew around as unit. What wins games is keeping the ball in front of you, no mental errors, no missed tackles.”
The regular season for the Steelers starts on September 10th. The Thursday night game is likely to be one of the most watched because it is against the New England Patriots.