Source: Foster suffers minor pectoral sprain
The Steelers received good news Monday concerning their much-maligned and struggling offensive line.
Veteran guard Ramon Foster's MRI on Monday revealed he suffered a minor sprain of the right pectoral muscle during the first half of Sunday's 34-27 loss to Minnesota, a source close to Foster said.
Foster originally suffered the injury the week before against Chicago and aggravated it early during the second quarter Sunday when he got knocked over from behind on a running play and braced his fall with his arms extended.
Foster left the game for four plays, then returned for the final nine plays of the drive, which resulted in a field goal. He did not play in the second half.
The Steelers next game isn't until Oct. 13 against the Jets.
Foster is the most experienced lineman the Steelers have. He has started 30 consecutive games and 42 of the team's past 44 (including Super Bowl XLV) since being inserted into the lineup for a Week 10 game against the Patriots in 2010.
Foster, an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee, signed a three-year deal in the offseason worth $6 million.
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