By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.READ MORE: TJ Watt Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week
ESPN’s Kimberley A. Martin said Fitzpatrick tested positive, citing sources.
— KimberLEY A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) November 15, 2021
Teams are not required to release information on whether players are vaccinated. If Fitzpatrick is, he would be required to be free of symptoms and have two negative tests 24 hours apart. If he is not vaccinated, the playmaking defensive back could be sidelined for at least 10 days.
It comes after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tested positive ahead of Sunday’s game. Roethlisberger was out against the Lions, and the Steelers tied at 16-16.READ MORE: Steelers Nominate Cam Heyward For Prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year Award
On top of COVID-19 cases, the Steelers are dealing with several injuries.
MRIs on T.J. Watt’s knee and hip came back negative Monday but he’s still sore, according to sources for ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Watt limped off the field Sunday with seconds left in the third quarter.
It’s uncertain how much time Watt will miss, if any, Schefter reported. The star defenseman watched the rest of the game from the sidelines.
MRIs on TJ Watt’s knee and hip came back negative today but he still is sore, per sources. It is uncertain how much, if any, time Watt will miss. But all things considered, it’s a positive result today for Watt and the Steelers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2021
Offensive guard Kevin Dotson also left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Dotson is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain, a source for Rapoport said. He’s considered week-to-week.
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#Steelers G Kevin Dotson is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain, source said, and he’s considered week-to-week. Generally, those injury can last a month or more.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2021
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