The Pittsburgh Steelers were without Terrell Edmunds in their win over the Raiders on Christmas Eve. Will they be getting their starting safety back soon?
When it comes to health, Terrell Edmunds has had an excellent career track record since joining the Pittsburgh Steelers as a first-round draft choice in 2018. Prior to the 2022 season, Edmunds had suited up for 64 of a possible 65 games, according to ESPN stats — starting 60 of them.
This year, Edmunds has still been mostly healthy for Pittsburgh, but a concussion back on October 2nd against the Jets forced him to miss the next game against the Bills. Last week, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it sound like Edmunds was going to suit up on Christmas Eve, but the starting safety wasn’t able to log any practice time and was officially ruled out in Week 16.
Edmunds suffered a hamstring injury in Week 15, and the injury was apparently serious enough to keep him out of action for at least a week. But will he return in time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make one final push to save their season?
Latest Injury Update for Terrell Edmunds
In Tomlin’s weekly press conference, he noted that Terrell Edmunds should be back and ready to go for the Steelers as they host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football this week. Edmunds began Week 17 on the injury report, but he was listed as ‘not injury related,’ according to the team’s official injury report.
Chris Halicke of DK Pittsburgh Sports reported that Edmunds was among several players who missed practice to attend the funeral of Franco Harris. Five other starters joined him in being listed as personal absences.
While the Steelers did just fine without him on Christmas Eve, they are going to want their versatile defender back on the field. Edmunds had a quiet stretch in the middle of the season but has been pretty good overall this year. Against the Panthers a few weeks back, he was key when it came to shutting down their rushing attack.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will still need plenty of chips to fall their way if they are to get into the post-season, but the return of Edmunds should at least help them take care of business on their end. The rest is beyond their control at this point.