The injuries continue to mount in the NFL this season.
As we head into the second half of the 2017 NFL season, we see another star injured. This time it comes to a contender in the AFC.
AFC North leading Pittsburgh Steelers suffer major blow to their defense!
Joe Haden of the Pittsburght Steelers, has suffered a major injury. The injury likely will end his season, but is out indefinitely (via NFL Update).
“Steelers HC Mike Tomlin tells media members that CB Joe Haden broke his fibula and is out indefinitely.”
The injury comes to a defense that has been playing well for the entire season. Pittsburgh’s secondary has been playing very well, a lot of that due to the play of Haden.
Haden came to the Steelers prior to the season, after being released by their division rival, Cleveland Browns. He was instantly put in the starting unit, taking over the #1 CB role for a young Steelers defense.
#Steelers HC Mike Tomlin tells media members that CB Joe Haden broke his fibula and is out indefinitely.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 12, 2017
CB Joe Haden has a broken fibula. Can’t imagine how that isn’t a season-ender. There is 3rd round pick Cam Sutton’s roster spot. #Steelers
— David Todd (@DavidMTodd) November 12, 2017
This is the second major injury to happen this week to the cornerback position. On Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks lost All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman for the season with a torn Achilles.
This season continues to be peppered with injuries to impact players on football teams!