Few things make guys cringe more than the idea of a colonoscopy, so it’s a fitting image for the Steelers this week. Pittsburgh lost starting ORT Willie Colon to an Achilles injury. Below are some thoughts on the injury; you can see how it compares to other minicamp-era injuries in this post.
Colon, the Steelers’ starting right tackle who has 50 straight starts, injured an Achilles during a late-June workout and will almost certainly miss the season. That’s a huge blow for a Steelers team that has a subpar offensive line in general. Colon was a strong suit on that line, providing stability and some ground-game punch. Without Colon, the Steelers will have to immediately rely on rookie Maurkice Pouncey to start inside so that they can shuffle on the outside. Losing a starter in June is tough, but losing your best offensive lineman is almost devastating.