Tomlin provides Steelers' injury update

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Coach Mike Tomlin provides more information on injuries to Emmanuel Sanders and Terence Garvin.

The news on the injury front was a little better than expected coming out of the win over the Packers. After the game Coach Mike Tomlin referred to injuries to Terence Garvin and Emmanuel Sanders and noted, “We’ll have some adjustments if we lose some of those guys.”

On Monday things sounded better when Tomlin listed both players as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.

Garvin suffered a knee sprain against the Packers, not as severe an injury as initially thought.

“We’ll see how much he is able to participate,” said Tomlin. “Probably a little bit better than we anticipated. We’ll leave the light on for him.”

Sanders suffered a lateral meniscus injury against the Packers and he too still has the potential to play Sunday. 

“Like Garvin there is more optimism than initially anticipated,” said Tomlin.

Linebacker Jarvis Jones, who missed the Packers game with an illness, was at the team’s practice facility on Monday morning and showing improvement.

“I saw him this morning and he is looking better coming off that illness,” said Tomlin.

Receiver Markus Wheaton suffered a fractured finger, which will be put in a splint and taped to the finger beside it. Linebacker Jason Worilds has an abdominal injury that could slow him at the start of the week.

“We are just starting the process of getting guys in the training room to get a clear indication of the injuries coming off the game,” said Tomlin. “As always we will prepare the healthy ones and move forward this week.”