The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice field Monday, preparing for their Week 6 match-up against the New York Jets. The bye week came a perfect time as the team attempts to rebound from their dismal 0-4 start, with some key contributors banged up.Markus Wheaton against the Jets. The young wide out broke his pinkie finger against the Minnesota Vikings and is still recovering from surgery early in the bye week. At this point, there is no definitive timetable for him to return.
The major injury news centers around guard Ramon Foster, who has a strained pectoral muscle. The veteran guard is listed as day-to-day and was limited in practice Monday. If he cannot go, head coach Mike Tomlin would have to decide between versatile back-up Kelvin Beachum or veteran offensive tackle Guy Whimper to fill his void at left guard.
This decision should be made early in the week, as Beachum and newly acquired left tackle Levi Brown were splitting reps at left tackle, in place of second-year tackle Mike Adams, who has struggled throughout 2013. With Adams likely on the sideline, the Steelers face a scenario where the entire left side of their offensive line will be changed heading into their match-up against the Jets.
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