The Steelers’ loss to the Titans today was ugly. The injury report was uglier.
After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said doctors believe starting center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a torn ACL and MCL, and that starting linebacker Larry Foote suffered a ruptured bicep.
Although Tomlin said the doctors haven’t determined exactly how long Pouncey and Foote will be out, when asked whether those two injuries are season-ending, Tomlin answered, “I would assume so.”
That’s a huge blow for the Steelers, who will now have to scramble to find replacements for important players on both sides of the ball. On the field and on the injury front, no team had a worse Week One than the Steelers.