Steelers DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (wrist) beginning coaching camp on NFI checklist after falling off bike 

Pittsburgh Steelers security Minkah Fitzpatrick will not be using into coaching camp simply but.

Fitzpatrick is headed to the lively/non-football harm checklist with a wrist harm sustained when he fell off a motorbike throughout a trip, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin instructed reporters in a Tuesday information convention.

Tomlin underscored that he doesn’t anticipate the harm being a long-term drawback, just a few discomfort. For now, although, it’s going to delay Fitzpatrick becoming a member of his teammates on the observe discipline in camp.

Tomlin additionally introduced that defensive lineman Tyson Alualu will begin on the bodily unable to carry out checklist because of a knee harm. The Steelers introduced the Alualu and Fitzpatrick strikes shortly after Tomlin’s announcement. Moreover, Tomlin mentioned large receiver Diontae Johnson , who’s searching for a brand new contract, reported on time and he doesn’t anticipate any kind of “hold-in.”

Fitzpatrick, 25, who not too long ago signed a blockbuster new cope with Pittsburgh that made him the highest-paid security within the NFL, is heading into his fourth season with the Steelers. A two-time Professional Bowler and All-Professional, Fitzpatrick is not only a standout along with his play, however has been a mannequin of consistency since he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2018. Fitzpatrick has performed in all 64 video games to start out his profession and has began in 46 consecutive video games since becoming a member of the Steelers in the course of the 2019 marketing campaign.