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Mike Mitchell had shoulder, hand surgeries

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27:  Chris Matthews #84 of the Baltimore Ravens catches a touchdown pass past  Mike Mitchell #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

After his team’s season ended with a playoff loss to the Broncos, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that safety Mike Mitchell would be one of several players having offseason surgery.

Tomlin said Mitchell needed surgery on his left shoulder, but that turned out to be only half the story. Mitchell also had surgery on his left hand, which was wrapped when he was spotted in Pittsburgh on Friday.

Mitchell’s response to a question about whether he’ll be ready for the start of offseason workouts indicated that all will be well when it is time to get back to work.

“If I was any better, I’d be you,” Mitchell said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Mitchell is one of the few regulars from the Pittsburgh defensive backfield under contract for the 2016 season. Fellow starting safety Will Allen, backup safety Robert Golden and three cornerbacks are all set to become free agents.

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3 Responses to “Mike Mitchell had shoulder, hand surgeries”
  1. raiderinva says: Feb 19, 2016 5:56 PM

    Amazing how when Mike Mitchell was taken in the second round by Al Davis everyone, to include PFT, mocked the pick as a 5 round reaching head scratching bust.

    Fast forward 7 years and his off season medical conditions are news worthy. Must be due to the fact that Mike is now on the Steelers pay roll.

  2. warrensip says: Feb 19, 2016 7:40 PM

    Mike Mitchell plays the game the way it should be played.

    That also means he has three years left before his shoulders are silly putty.

  3. clashpoint says: Feb 19, 2016 7:42 PM

    He had a very good season last year, Willie Gay and Mitchell were just about the only trustworthy players in the Steelers secondary. Here’s to a fast and full recovery.

    Go Steelers!

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