Dennis Dixon, the latest Steelers quarterback to be felled from action, may be out for longer than expected.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette is citing sources "close to the situation" that indicate that Dixon suffered a torn lateral meniscus against the Falcons, which could sideline him for between 3-5 weeks.
This is good news of sorts, as the long-term implications for meniscus injuries are less grave than they are for ligament injuries, especially for a player who relies on his mobility. But with Byron Leftwich (whom the Steelers resigned today) still on the mend, this latest injury could leave the Steelers with ONE healthy quarterback going into Tampa Bay.
Injury Not Confirmed...
A word to the wise.
This injury has not been confirmed, and the Steelers have disputed Ed Bouchette's injury reports in the past, most famously when he reported that Ben Roethlisberger had suffered a spinal concussion against Cleveland in 2008.
We'll know what the offical word is soon enough.