We had a feeling this Willie Colon injury was going to sting.
Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that the Steelers tackle is expected to miss the 2010 season with a torn Achilles’ tendon. A sliver of hope remains because Colon has yet to get back his MRI results.
But tests are “all but certain to confirm” the worst case scenario.
We believe Colon ranks as one of the most underrated right tackles in football, so his loss is significant. He’s started 50 straight games. Trai Essex appears to be the most likely candidate to replace Colon in the lineup.