Los Angeles Chargers star quarterback Justin Herbert likely won’t have to contend with Pittsburgh Steelers protection Minkah Fitzpatrick roaming the secondary when the groups sq. off in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he isn’t expecting the standout security to be out there right after he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist Monday, for every NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala.
The NFL’s COVID-19 policy will allow vaccinated players who take a look at beneficial to return after getting two damaging checks at least 24 hours aside, if asymptomatic for a period of 48 hrs. It would be the to start with missed commence of the season for Fitzpatrick, who sales opportunities the Steelers in tackles with 64. He could be joined on the sideline by Steelers star move rusher T.J. Watt, who endured hip and knee injuries from the Lions Watt’s playing status for the Chargers recreation is unsure.
The Steelers tied with the winless Detroit Lions on Sunday with no commencing QB Ben Roethlisberger due to a favourable examination for COVID-19. Tomlin reported he expects Roethlisberger, who seasoned signs past week, to be “100 per cent” involved in match preparations in a digital environment until eventually he’s cleared to return to club facilities, per Kinkhabwala.