The Pittsburgh Steelers fell victim to the injury bug Friday night and saw one of their top pass rushers leave early.
Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward suffered a high ankle sprain in the second quarter and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Heyward left the stadium with a protective cast on his lower right leg.
Despite the injury, Heyward told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after the game that he'll "be there Week One."
Steelers safety Jacob Hagen also suffered a right leg injury, and on the other side of the ball, tackle Marcus Gilbert left with a right elbow injury. Both will not return to tonight's game.
Here are the other injuries we are monitoring Friday night:
- Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert went to the locker room in the second quarter and was ruled out with a concussion.
- Third-string Redskins running back Keith Marshall played just one snap before exiting with a left elbow sprain. Marshall was supposed to split snaps with fellow backup Robert Kelley.
Ryan Kerrigan also had a short night. The Redskins pass rusher played one series before exiting with a groin strain. Both Kerrigan and Marshall will get MRIs on Saturday.
- Bills backup tight end Chris Gragg and safety Jonathan Dowling both left Buffalo's loss with ACL injuries.
- The Panthers sustained multiple injuries along the offensive line as guards Andrew Norwell (ankle) and Trai Turner (shoulder) were ruled out in the second half.
- Niners wide receiver Bruce Ellington did not return with a hamstring injury. The team announced running back Carlos Hyde suffered a concussion.