Well, it was only a matter of time.
The Steelers today placed stalwart fullback Dan Kreider on injured reserve, ending his season. Kreider, who started the game Monday night, injured his knee in the game against the Dolphins.
Knee injuries happen all the time in football, and on any surface. Maybe the sloppy turf caused Kreider’s injury; maybe not – but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.
To take Kreider’s place on the active roster, the Steelers promoted tight end Jon Dekker from the practice squad, which he occupied last season as well as this year. With Jerame Tuman placed on injured reserve last week, the Steelers were down to two tight ends. Now, with Dekker on board, they have as many tight ends (three) as centers (plus long-snapper Greg Warren). Dekker (6-5, 250) went to
In any case, one can’t help but wonder how many injuries the Heinz Field turf has caused, or at least aggravated.