Report: Steelers' Fitzpatrick believed to have suffered chest contusion
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was released from hospital Monday night after undergoing precautionary scans for what's believed to be a chest contusion, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.
Head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Fitzpatrick was back at the team facility, according to ESPN's Brooke Pryor. He left the door open on the star safety's participation in Week 3.
"He was taken to the hospital as a precaution. They feel good about where he is," Tomlin added, per Pryor. "We'll see where the week leads us."
Fitzpatrick didn't finish Monday's win against the Cleveland Browns due to a chest injury. Tomlin said postgame that the defensive stalwart was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The three-time Pro Bowler appeared to be fine following a violent collision with Browns running back Nick Chubb, who suffered what is reportedly feared to be a season-ending knee injury.
However, Fitzpatrick was later ruled out for the remainder of the game after heading back to the Steelers' locker room for X-rays, according to the ESPN broadcast.
The Steelers star made a touchdown-saving tackle after Browns running back Jerome Ford ran for 69 yards. He appeared to be favoring his chest before leaving the game.
Damontae Kazee and Miles Killebrew are among the Steelers' options to fill in for the star defensive back.
The Alabama product turned in a career-high six interceptions to go along with 96 tackles last season.
- Report: Dolphins, Austin Jackson ink 3-year, $36M extension
- Report: Steelers' Harris expected to play on TNF despite knee injury
- Ex-Jaguars financial manager accused of stealing more than $22M
- Fields not worried about future with Bears: 'Focused on what I can control'
- Jets going back to Wilson as starting QB vs. Texans