Latest update on Kenny Pickett after Week 13 ankle injury

  • Kenny Pickett is OUT entering the second half of Steelers vs. Cardinals
  • Mitchell Trubisky will enter to try and seal a victory in second half
  • Further tests will be needed to see the severity of Pickett's injury

Pittsburgh Steelers, Kenny Pickett
Pittsburgh Steelers, Kenny Pickett / Joe Sargent/GettyImages

Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers, when it rains, it pours. Starting quarterback Kenny Pickett went down with an ankle injury in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals. He was already dealing with an ankle injury entering this Week 13 matchup and seems to have aggravated it again.

The latest injury update has confirmed that Pickett will be out for the second half and his backup, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, will be the Steelers' starter for the rest of the game. Hopefully, Trubisky can come right in and take care of business as the Steelers can't afford to lose this game.

Pickett was noticeably limping after getting tackled in the second half and when he tried to walk back to the huddle, was visibly in pain. He took a knee to signal to the Steelers' medical staff that something was wrong. He was immediately taken to the blue tend to confirm he'll be out for the rest of the game as he is in no shape to continue playing.

Kenny Pickett is OUT with an ankle injury in Week 13 game against Cardinals

Further test results will be back later today and potentially further testing done tomorrow to see if Pickett will miss any additional playing time with the Steelers. Before he went down to injury, Pickett was 7/10 for just 70 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

During the CBS broadcast, one could see Pickett couldn't put any weight on his right leg at all. It's unfortunate as everyone here at Still Curtain hopes this isn't anything serious and he'll be okay to continue what he started this season.