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Quick Injury Update: Steelers Banged Up In The Trenches

There were plenty of injuries this past week, when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns, 28-10. Defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a hamstring injury on the first play from scrimmage, then Nick Eason, Keisel's replacement, was shaken up just a few plays later.

On the offensive front, Doug Legurskywho was filling in for the (also) injured Trai Essex at right guard, suffered a knee injury. Starting left guard Chris Kemoeatu was also removed from action against the Browns. Ramon Foster replaced both Legursky and Kemoeatu at various points in the game, however, both were able to return to the lineup eventually.

According to head coach Mike Tomlin, only Keisel's injury appears significant:

On the injury front, Brett Keisel appears to be the only one at this juncture who could be an issue moving forward. He's got a hamstring injury. I don't know the extent of that. We got to take a look at it, and, of course, I will have more information for you [soon]. The rest of them [have] the bumps and bruises that go along with playing.

Pretty good news, especially for a Steelers team for whom injuries have been almost as common as Tomlin saying "at this juncture." Stay tuned for injury updates as we learn about them.

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