Steelers injury list long but not very serious
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None of the injuries sustained in Monday night's Steelers game should spell long-term problems, coach Mike Tomlin said this afternoon at his weekly press conference.
Offensive and defensive linemen sustained the brunt of the injuries, but Tomlin is hopeful most will be available for the game against New England (6-2) Sunday.
"I'm sure many of these guys will be available for the contest, but they have limited preparation," Tomlin said.
Left guard Chris Kemoeatu left the game with a knee sprain and will be limited in practice this week, but Tomlin said he is hopeful Kemoeatu will be able to take some snaps in practice before Sunday.
Defensive end Brett Keisel -- starting for the first time since straining his hamstring against the Browns Oct. 17 -- played only a handful of downs Monday night.
"He really wasn't able to get it going last night," Tomlin said, adding he will evaluate Keisel later this week.
Rookie center Maurkice Pouncey, who hobbled off the field Monday but returned later in the game, "will be fine," Tomlin said. Pouncey bruised his tibia.
Left tackle Max Starks "experienced some stingers," Tomlin said, which limited him Monday night and will continue to hinder him for the next couple days.
Tight end Heath Miller had fluid on his knee, but it should not affect him for more than a few days, Tomlin said.
Three players -- safety Will Allen and running backs Mewelde Moore and Isaac Redman -- sustained concussions and will undergo post-concussion tests early this week.
"So we've got somewhat of a laundry list," Tomlin said. "We're working off of a short week. It's important that we prepare smart."
First Published November 9, 2010 12:50 pm