Mike Tomlin clarifies Steelers injuries, why Devin Bush didn’t play
For the most part, as Mike Tomlin likes to say, they were “minor bumps and bruises.” But Tomlin did at least begin to provide some clarity on some of the injuries affecting the Pittsburgh Steelers both before and during Saturday’s preseason game.
Most notably, Tomlin gave the reason why Devin Bush did not play against the Kansas City Chiefs: Bush has a shoulder injury. Bush, the linebacker drafted with the 10th overall pick, missed practice time earlier in the week at Saint Vincent.
Bush did, though, participate in the most recent practice Thursday. And he was in uniform Saturday and took part in warm-ups at Heinz Field.
Tomlin termed keeping Bush out of Saturday’s game “a precaution.”
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Tomlin was not as forthcoming about another rookie taken in the fifth round. Asked about tight end Zach Gentry, Tomlin responded: “He is out with injury.”
Tomlin listed two players who left Saturday’s 17-7 win because of injury: linebacker Anthony Chickillo (“a chest injury of some description”) and running back Benny Snell (groin).
“None of that appears to be serious at this juncture,” Tomlin said.
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