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Steelers Add Key Defender to Injury Report

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Pittsburgh Steelers have added a key defender to the team's Week 5 injury report.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have added a key defender to the team's Week 5 injury report. / Stacy Revere/GettyImages

Nothing seems to be going the Pittsburgh Steelers' way in 2021. Their disappointing 1-3 start is accompanied by a flurry of injuries and that trend continued on Wednesday.

Key defender and veteran defensive tackle Cam Heyward was added to Pittsburgh's weekly injury report with a neck ailment.

Cam Heyward Injury Update

It's currently unclear the exact nature of Heyward's neck injury, but having the issue pop up on a Wednesday is usually not the greatest sign. This situation is worth monitoring ahead of the Steelers' Week 5 matchup with the Denver Broncos.

Heyward, in his 11th NFL season, continues to operate as a key member of Pittsburgh's defensive line. The four-time Pro Bowler plays in 78% of defensive snaps this season and has recorded 24 total tackles, including 3 tackles for loss.

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