- The timing of those two events was in no way coincidental.
Ouch. Unconfirmed, but I’m hearing #Steelers TE Matt Spaeth will have lisfranc surgery that will end season. That’s middle of foot.Other reports are pegging the recovery time at 8-10 weeks, which would put the Steelers at mid-season.
— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) August 9, 2013
- Could Dejan’s prediction turn out to be too dire?
- One way or another the Steelers must make a decision on Spaeth. There is no way they can carry him on the roster until mid season hoping that he returns to health.
With Spaeth out, the 2012 7th round pick David Paulson now must “grow up fast” as the starting role will fall to him until Heath Miller can return to health. In the meantime, Ben Roethlisberger is going to need target for passes in the middle of the field.
In addition, the Steelers have David Johnson who is on the PUP list, as well as Jaime McCoy and Peter Tuitupou....
...Where is Preston Gothard when you need him?