6'5'' / 295 lbs
The Steelers placed Heyward (groin) on injured reserve Thursday.
Heyward needs groin surgery after going down in Week 1. He'll be required to miss a minimum of four games, but it has already been reported that Heyward is likely to miss around eight weeks. We might not see him again until around Thanksgiving. It's obviously a crushing loss to the middle of Pittsburgh's interior defense and pass rush.
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Heyward will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the groin injury he suffered in a Week 1 loss to the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Heyward is expected to miss eight weeks, which would have him back on the field Nov. 12 for a tilt with the Packers. The Ohio State product has yet to be placed on injured reserve, but that would be a likely move for the Steelers. As a six-time Pro Bowler and the team's co-defensive captain, his impact will be missed on the field, and the team will likely turn to DeMarvin Leal (elbow) and Larry Ogunjobi to help replace his production.
Heyward will need surgery to repair the groin injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Alan Saunders of PittsburghSportsNow.com reports.
Heyward was expected to miss multiple weeks due to the injury, and the news of his surgery will confirm those expectations. Saunders notes in a separate tweet that a timeline for Heyward's return won't be available until after surgery, but he could still return this season. Although not certain, it's likely the veteran defensive end will be placed on IR.
Heyward will miss multiple weeks due to the groin injury suffered in Sunday's 30-7 loss to the 49ers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Heyward exited the game in the first quarter and attempted to return, but he ultimately hobbled back off the field and remained sidelined for the rest of the contest. The veteran's potential several-week absence, including a possible stint on IR, is a significant blow to the Steelers' defense. Although the specifics of the injury are still unknown, Garafolo notes that the veteran may need surgery to repair it.
Heyward (groin) attempted to return against the 49ers on Sunday but then exited again, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Heyward tried to return but ultimately hobbled off the field after being unable to go at full speed. Although he may try to return in the second half, considering the results of his initial attempt to enter the game again, it's likely the veteran is done for the day.
Heyward is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers with a groin injury, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.
Heyward got up slowly after a play in the first quarter. He returned to the game for a few plays before returning to the sidelines and eventually headed to the locker room. With Armon Watts (coach's decision) inactive, Larry Ogunjobi and DeMarvin Leal will are set for an elevated snap count if Heyward doesn't return.
Heyward (stomach) wasn't listed on Pittsburgh's injury report Friday ahead of Sunday's game versus San Francisco, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
After being limited at practice Wednesday and missing practice entirely Thursday, Heyward will go into Pittsburgh's game in Week 1 healthy. He'll look to post his third consecutive double-digit sack season in 2023.
Heyward (stomach) did not participate at practice Thursday after logging a limited practice Wednesday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Pittsburgh's injury report would suggest that the three-time All-Pro is merely suffering from a stomach bug, but nevertheless, his status for the Steelers' date versus San Francisco in Week 1 remains up in the air. Should Heyward miss time, it would likely result in more snaps for 23-year-old DeMarvin Leal.
Heyward (undisclosed) was a limited participant at the Steelers' practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
Heyward was dealing with a not-injury-related issue, limiting his participation Wednesday. There's no reason to believe at this point that the defensive lineman is in any danger of missing Sunday's regular season opener versus the 49ers.