Updating a previous note, Mitchell (knee) has returned to the field, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Mitchell left the game in the first quarter after injuring his knee but it appears the safety is fine. In case he does see his reps monitored the rest of the game, look for Sean Davis to see increased action.
Mitchell suffered a left knee injury and is questionable to return to the game, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com reports.
Look for more information to be released as the game progresses. In the meantime, Sean Davis will likely take over as the starting free safety.
Mitchell was all over the field for the Steel Curtain on Monday. The 29-year-old came into the 2016 season nursing shoulder and hand ailments, but his performance Monday silenced any skepticism surrounding his health. After playing 98 percent of defensive snaps in Week 1, Mitchell figures to have cemented his spot in the Pittsburgh secondary for the 2016 campaign.
Mitchell hasn't missed a game in either of the past two seasons, but underwent a pair of surgeries to repair lingering injuries this offseason. The veteran went under the knife after the
Mike Mitchell confirmed Friday that he's had surgery on his left shoulder and left hand this offseason, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Mitchell has been afflicted by injury throughout his two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers , but no DNPs dot his game log during that stretch. In 2015, he racked up a career-high 80 tackles (58 solo), while contributing three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. It's unclear if he'll be ready for the start of the offseason program in April, but his availability for the 2016 season doesn't appear to be in peril.
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|15||12/18/16||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
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