Steelers DE Cam Heyward Injured In Preseason Game Against SaintsBy Amber Lee
There’s no indication how serious the injury is. Though, Pittsburgh did officially rule him out of the game.
DE Cam Heyward has been ruled OUT of tonight's game with a right ankle injury.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 27, 2016
Heyward, a first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2011, is among the most-valuable defensive players in the game. He sets the edge in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 scheme and has a knack for getting into the offensive backfield.
The combination of these two things is rare for someone that plays his position. He’s also played in over 90 percent of Pittsburgh’s snaps over the past two seasons.
— Jeff Verszyla (@Verz) August 27, 2016
Adding to the questionable nature of the injury itself, Heyward was seen being carted off the field.
That most definitely can’t be a good sign for Pittsburgh’s brass.
In five seasons, Heyward has 22 sacks, 15 passes defended and two forced fumbles.