Report: Steelers fear torn biceps for Stephon Tuitt

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A weekend that started with a contract extension may have ended with a season-ending injury for Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt.

Tuitt injured his left biceps in the first quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Browns and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team fears he tore the biceps. If an MRI on Monday confirms that diagnosis, Schefter reports that Tuitt will miss the rest of the season.

Tuitt signed a five-year deal worth $60 million with the Steelers on Saturday that serves as testimony to his importance to the defense in Pittsburgh. Tuitt had 10.5 sacks in 28 games for Pittsburgh the last two seasons.

Tyson Alualu filled in for Tuitt against Cleveland and will likely move into that role in a full-time basis if the fears on Tuitt’s injury are confirmed. With only four other defensive linemen on the 53-man roster, they’d also likely look for an addition to the team ahead of next weekend’s matchup with the Vikings.

12 responses to “Report: Steelers fear torn biceps for Stephon Tuitt

  1. hmm, so this guy signs a $60m contract then imediately picks up a “injury”? sounds like a classic case of workmans comp fraud 2 me. lots a guys at the plant would pull the same thing right after they got there bonus checks.

  2. Realtruthteller101, are you a troll? It was team doctors who assesed his injury and professional sports teams are heavily involved in the health care of their players…. Plus a guy who’s that good doesn’t become that good for the money. He wants to be on the field

  3. Anyone who cheers for injuries in a football game is a punk, period. It doesn’t matter what team you like. You, personally, are a punk. Straight up.

    I’ll hope for the best for Tuitt and that his injury isn’t as bad as it sounds. He’s always seemed like a good dude. He does solid community and charity work and became a leader in the locker room when Heyward got hurt last year. He deserves his money.

    Go Steelers!

  4. clashpoint says:
    September 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm
    Anyone who cheers for injuries in a football game is a punk, period. It doesn’t matter what team you like. You, personally, are a punk. Straight up.

    I’ll hope for the best for Tuitt and that his injury isn’t as bad as it sounds. He’s always seemed like a good dude. He does solid community and charity work and became a leader in the locker room when Heyward got hurt last year. He deserves his money.

    Go Steelers!

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    Clashpoint, I totally agree with you, they are punks and likely miserable with their own lives. Hopefully Tuitt can return sometime this season, he is a budding star.

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