Steelers’ Isaac Redman exits with injury on opening kickoff

Reuters

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.