Posted by Josh Katzowitz
It sounds like the Steelers won’t put DE Aaron Smith on the IR list as they hope he can recover from his torn triceps muscle and return in time for the end of the season.
Smith underwent surgery Monday after suffering his injury during Pittsburgh’s win against Miami on Sunday.
“It was partially torn and was fixed,” coach Mike Tomlin said today, via the team’s official website. “He is going to be out an extended period of time, and at this juncture, we intend to wait that out. Aaron is a quality player, a veteran leader for us. If there is hope for his return then of course we are going to be hopeful for as long as we possibly can. That is our mentality as we sit here today.”
Making matters worse for Pittsburgh is that DE Brett Keisel – who plays opposite Smith on the line – is battling a hamstring issue and likely will be limited in practice this week.
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