Can These Four Steelers Overcome Their Health Concerns During Training Camp?

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Mike Adams

August 19, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams (76) pass blocks against the Indianapolis Colts during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive tackle Mike Adams looked poised to make the most of his offseason and upcoming training camp after coming off a sluggish start to his football career in 2012.  However, a robbery that involved a knife wound to the abdomen has put his positive trajectory into a possible tailspin.  News of Adams recovery has been fairly mum at this point, but Tomlin did say early on after the incident that Adams is on a good road to recovery.  The hope and goal is to have him ready for training camp.

If Adams is not healthy and ready to go by camp, we’ll see more action from the backups and rookies – which has it’s own positives to it.  The negative side of that coin is that it hinders the offensive line from becoming a definitive and cohesive group early on.  Should the carrousel begin spinning this early on before the regular season even begins, who knows what we can expect in this year’s offensive line output and subsequent woes.  If we see Adams take the field early on in camp, I think we can be confident that he is 100% recovered and raring to go – a good sign for the hope that this line can really step up this season.  If we don’t see Adams until late in camp or not at all, well… is wimpy spelled with an ‘h’ or not?