In partnership with the NFL in the UK

NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham suffers potentially serious injury

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

There is a reason why absolutely nobody likes pre-season, it's because all the big names play a maximum of one quarter before undrafted nobodies take the field.

Sitting Stars

The Steelers decided to sit a swarm of starters in the Hall of Fame game last night, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, wideouts Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant and pass rusher Jarvis Jones, which all led to an incredibly dull loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Despite about 10 starters all not suiting up for the game, the Steelers still managed to potentially one key player to injury.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

Suisham's Knee Knock

According to a report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham suffered a serious looking knee injury during the game last night.

On a day when Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was trying to keep every one as injury free as possible, Suisham launched himself into a pretty unnecessary tackle, causing a knee injury that forced him out for the rest of the game. 

Article continues below

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Suisham, who had a career-best 132 points in 2014, injured his left knee on the play. Suisham limped to the locker room and did not return after helping to make the tackle on the kickoff.

Suisham has some decent size for a kicker, checking in at 6-feet tall and weighing over 200 pounds, the former hockey player is never one to shy away from contact, which has proved his downfall.

Unfortunately for the Steelers, Suisham wasn't the only player to get hurt in the second half.

Running back Cameron Stingily, who had 11 carries for 18 yards in the first half, injured his right knee in the third quarter and did not return. Tomlin termed his injury “potentially serious,” as well. Whilst Stingily is only the third choice back, he may well be needed in the first two games of the season, for which Le'Veon Bell is suspended.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
NFL
Pittsburgh Steelers

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again