Mike Mitchell hopes to keep playing through strained soleus muscle

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Steelers safety Mike Mitchell made an exit during Sunday’s win over the Colts on Sunday with an apparent ankle injury. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s not his ankle — and it’s not a new injury.

The source says Mitchell has been playing for the past few weeks with a Grade 1 strain of the soleus muscle.

That’s one of the muscles in the lower leg, below the calf and above the ankle. He technically has been listed as having an injury of the Achilles tendon, which is close enough to the soleus muscle to count, I guess.

The bottom line is that Mitchell may be able to return on Thursday night against the Titans, unless the injury has been sufficiently aggravated.

6 responses to “Mike Mitchell hopes to keep playing through strained soleus muscle

  1. The Steelers Defense is looking really good this season….in fact, they have actually carried the team in some games. The roster has plenty of talent…..no doubt. The issue is the head coach… I would take BB over Tomlin 99 games out of 100….

  2. The issue is the head coach… I would take BB over Tomlin 99 games out of 100….

    The thread is about Mitchell not who you want as head coach…..and Steeler fans could care less about your preference so take your homer views where they may be viewed with the appreciation by the fan boys.

  3. Actually, the soleus is on the front of the lower leg and is the direct antagonist muscle group of the Achilles and calf muscles responsible for flexing the foot. I can’t imagine a strained soleus would/could be severe enough to keep a player from participating in a game.

  4. Hey Mike, take a few weeks off and get healthy. I’ve seen enough of you celebrating a tackle after a 12 yard gain anyway.

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