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Steelers’ Eric Ebron speaks out on his health heading into 2020 season after past injury issues

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to land Eric Ebron in free agency, giving them an upgrade at the tight end position.

After joining his new team, Ebron spoke out on his health heading into the 2020 season after having injury issues this past season:

“All I know is I’ve had the injury since Aug. 4 and I played through an injury till the time I said I couldn’t do it any longer,” Ebron said via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It was simply my choice from my health standpoint. I made that choice. I went and told them I was making that choice a week before I made that choice. It’s not my job to explain the story. I was hurt. Nobody likes to play hurt.”

Prior to the 2018 season, Ebron signed with the Indianapolis Colts after spending his first four seasons with the Detroit Lions. While playing with the Lions, Ebron failed to prove that he was worthy of a first-round pick in 2014, but he’ll try to prove himself as an impact player with the Steelers.

Nevertheless, in his first season with the Colts, Ebron broke out with a career-best 66 receptions for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns. But in his second season in Indianapolis, Ebron was hindered by an ankle injury that sidelined him for five games.

After his injury-riddled season, he and the Colts agreed it was best to go their separate ways. Now, the former first-round pick will be catching passes from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Though, Ebron made it clear that if the season started today, he wouldn’t be able to perform at one-hundred percent.

It was evident that the ending of Ebron’s time in Indianapolis didn’t go as planned. Hopefully, a change of scenery is what Ebron needs to get back to being the player he was in the 2018 season.