Steelers HC Mike Tomlin gives update on Diontae Johnson injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers are dealing with a rash of injuries regarding their starters, including Ben Roethlisberger and TJ Watt. Now, they are also dealing with an injury to wide receiver Diontae Johnson. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave an honest assessment of Johnson’s injury, according to Brooke Pryor of ESPN.
Mike Tomlin says Diontae Johnson's knee injury is "looking better, not to be confused with great."
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 21, 2021
That doesn’t sound like a positive update regarding Johnson, and his status for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is up in the air. If Johnson misses time, the Steelers will turn to more targets for JuJu Smith-Schuster as well as Chase Claypool, and rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth could be in line for some more work as well.
Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with an injury, and the Steelers aren’t sure if TJ Watt will be able to suit up for Sunday’s game, so it has just been one blow after another for Tomlin’s squad.
There is a lot of injury concerns in the Steel City, and moreover, they are coming off a frustrating home loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and are looking to bounce back, although they could possibly be down a couple of key starters.
The Steelers’ injury report is a big one and will be worth monitoring.