Not only did the Steelers lose in shameful fashion yesterday, they also apparently lost another offensive lineman.
According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the expectation is that left guard Willie Colon is lost for the season with a left knee injury.
He had missed the previous two games before returning yesterday, but he couldn’t finish. When Colon left yesterday’s game, he was replaced by Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, with Doug Legursky coming in to play center.
“It’s terrible for him, man,” Pouncey said. “For him to be dealing with that for the last couple of years, and now we don’t know how this thing is going to turn out, . . . I feel terrible for him.”
If he goes on IR, it would be the third straight year he failed to complete. He tore his triceps in the 2011 opener, and an offseason Achilles tear in 2010 ended his season before it began.
Keeping a stable line in front of any of their quarterbacks has been tough, and without Colon, trying to fix a run game or keep Ben Roethlisberger healthy keeps getting tougher.