It's a tough year to be a Steelers offensive lineman. The Post-Gazette reports that tackle Max Starks could be done for the season with a neck injury. Starks left the game last night in Cincinnati.
Starks was consulting with doctors late today to determine if the injury required surgery, or if it would heal over time without surgery using physical therapy instead, a source close to Starks told the Post-Gazette.
The source emphasized that the injury does not threaten Starks career.
Starks, the Steelers starting left tackle, left Monday night’s game in Cincinnati with what coach Mike Tomlin described as “stingers” in his neck. He returned to play but then left the game for good. Tomlin again described Starks’ injury as a “stinger” at his press conference today.
But an MRI later showed it to be a more serious injury of a disc in the upper verterbrae or neck area.
This is tough for the Steelers and, more importantly, tough for Starks. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery.