The final injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers was made public on Friday before their game against the Miami Dolphins. Clearly, things are moving in the right way. According to Steelers Director of CommunicationsBurt Lauten, cornerback Levi Wallace, tight end Pat Freiermuth, and quarterback Kenny Pickett have all successfully completed concussion procedures.
They are now on course to take on the Dolphins on Sunday.
When Pickett took over as the starting quarterback for the Steelers a few weeks ago, the offence saw an immediate boost. However, Pickett battled valiantly last week against a strong Tampa Bay Buccaneers defence before going down with a concussion. Mitchell Trubisky comes on.
Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers were probably holding their breath when he entered the game. But to their astonishment, Trubisky performed admirably as a relief player. Late in the game, he made some crucial throws that helped seal a 20-18 shock victory.
However, everyone is aware that Pickett is the team’s future at this position. The rookie quarterback for the Steelers, assuming he gets the start, will be overjoyed to see Freiermuth back in the lineup. Before suffering a concussion in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills, the 6’5″ tight end was among the team’s top receivers in terms of receptions and receiving yards.
He presents a significant red zone threat to whoever is starting at centre. He can, however, widen the field as well. Pickett made several receptions from Freiermuth in his breakthrough performance against the New York Jets.
You may contend that Wallace’s comeback might have an even greater effect than either of the other two. To stop Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and the Dolphins aerial attack, the Steelers will need to put all of their efforts forth.
Prior to the Dolphins game, 3 players, including Kenny Pickett, were declared healthy enough to leave the concussion protocol.