The Pittsburgh Steelers have begun training camp and as exciting as the next month will be, there will inevitably be injuries along the way. The team and fans can always hope that nothing serious comes of preseason bumps and bruises, but they are always something to keep an eye on. One of the most pivotal players for the Steelers offense was forced to exit practice early on Thursday afternoon. According to a report on Twitter from Bob Pompeani second year tight end Pat Freiermuth was forced to end practice prematurely due to lower body tightness.
“Only one injury note from #SteelersCamp TE Pat Freiermuth had some lower body tightness which prevented him from finishing practice,” Pompeani tweeted.
Only one injury note from #SteelersCamp TE Pat Freiermuth had some lower body tightness which prevented him from finishing practice
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) July 28, 2022
Freiermuth was a key player for the Steelers a year ago in his rookie season hauling in 60 catches for 497 yards and seven touchdowns. As far as we know, this is nothing to be concerned about, but it comes jus days after Freiermuth told reporters he weighed in at the same number as last year, but feels better about his physical condition.
“Around there from same time as last year, but more physically capable of doing some more things,” said Freiermuth.
Fans can expect the Steelers to take a very cautious approach with the team’s number one tight end. Training camp has just begun and his long term health is much more important than missing a couple days to begin the 2022 season. Lower body tightness at this point of camp should be expected for some of these guys. While it wasn’t scorching hot out today, some of these guys probably aren’t as hydrated as they should be after the first couple of days.
Steelers Tight End Not Only Player To Have Missed Practice Time Already
Freiermuth wasn’t the only one to sit out for a portion of practice as cornerback, Miles Killebrew did not participate as he battle a pectoral injury. He was posting on his Instagram last night so it is likely that he is just taking it slow as there is no need to rush back this early on.
We will continue to have daily updates about training camp and any injuries that may surface for the team here at Steeler Nation!
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