Catostrophic injuries could spell disaster for Steelers
Now comes the bad news. The Steelers couldn't ask for better results in the win-loss column than the 6-3 record they have at this point in the season. Just by looking at this team on paper, you would never guess that they would have won this many games entering Week 11.
There was hope that the Steelers would start earning their wins and building momentum into the second half of the season to make a serious playoff push. However, that's looking increasingly unlikely. On Sunday against the Packers, Pittsburgh suffered another devastating blow to their roster. Kwon Alexander went down with an injury early in the game. It was quickly confirmed after the contest that Alexander had suffered a ruptured Achilles.
This will end the veteran linebacker's season, and knowing the severity of these injuries, Kwon may not be able to play in the 2024 season. Alexander has had some terrible injury luck in his career, and this serious leg injury is the latest setback in his career.
What's really bad for the Steelers is that this is the second season-ending injury to a starting linebacker in back-to-back weeks. Last week on Thursday Night Football, Pittsburgh lost LB Cole Holcomb for the season with an ACL tear. Holcomb and Alexander were the most complete linebackers on the team (and the only two who could be trusted in pass coverage). Alexander's injury will prove to be another catastrophic blow for this team looking to compete for a playoff spot this year.