RT Colon's tendon injury could end his season before it starts
Steelers right tackle Willie Colon injured his Achilles tendon during an agility workout today and will be examined Tuesday morning to determine the severity of the injury.
Team president Art Rooney II and director of football operations Kevin Colbert confirmed the injury, which could be season-ending.
"We'll know more tomorrow," Colbert said.
NFL.com is reporting on its website that Colon has a torn Achilles and is expected to miss the entire 2010 season.
Colon's agent, Joe Linta, told ESPN.com that it "looks it's an Achilles [injury]" and added, "That's kind of our worst fears."
Colon, who has not missed a game in three years as the starting right tackle, will be examined by team doctors in the morning to determine the extent of the injury. He was working out at the team's South Side facility and left the building on crutches.
The loss of Colon would be another blow to an offense that has already lost former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes, who was traded to the New York Jets after several off-field problems; and will be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for at least the first four games of the season because of a league suspension.
First Published June 28, 2010 6:48 pm