The Pittsburgh Steelers may have gotten a much-needed win against the Tennessee Titans, but it may have cost a big price.
Just a couple of drives into the game, Steelers LB Cole Holcomb went down in pain and had to be carted off the field.
Holcomb lied down on the field for a couple of minutes as the trainers rushed to try and take care of him before heading back to the locker room for further evaluation.
Unsurprisingly, HC Mike Tomlin confirmed that the injury is believed to be quite serious, adding that his thoughts and prayers will be with him (via Adam Schefter).
Steelers’ HC Mike Tomlin told reporters that Cole Holcomb’s knee injury is, as feared, “serious” and added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with him.” pic.twitter.com/6gy0e5eGlS
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2023
The star linebacker had logged two tackles and was early in the game before his own teammate, Keanu Neal, rolled him up.
His knee bent awkwardly, and he fell to the ground in a lot of pain.
He’s more than likely to miss the remainder of the season, and we can’t but hope this isn’t a career-threatening injury.
In the meantime, the Steelers will continue to rely on Elandon Roberts and Kwon Alexander to pick up the slack while Holcomb isn’t there, with Mark Robinson also giving Mike Tomlin some depth at the position.
The Steelers were able to rally and get a very emotional win for their teammate.
They’re now 5-3 and getting ready for a matchup with the struggling Green Bay Packers, and while Holcomb’s presence will obviously be significantly missed, the Steelers will need to have a ‘next-man-up’ mentality to keep their promising campaign going.