Already thin at running back, the Steelers suffered another blow on the opening kickoff.
Isaac Redman, Pittsburgh’s starting running back, appeared to suffer a head injury on the opening kickoff and was escorted to the locker room with the team’s medical staff. The team announced that he was being evaluated for a possible concussion, and that his return is questionable.
The Steelers lost running back LaRod Stephens-Howling to a season-ending injury in Week One, and running back Le’Veon Bell is currently out with a foot injury.
Now the Steelers will need to rely even more on running back Felix Jones. In the first quarter, Jones had a 14-yard run on third-and-18 that got Pittsburgh into range for a Shaun Suisham 44-yard field goal, which gave Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead.
UPDATE 9:30 p.m. ET: The Steelers announced during the second quarter that Redman has been cleared to return.