Kenny Pickett Injured As Steelers Suffer Huge Defeat To Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett sustained a knee injury during their huge defeat to Houston Texans on Sunday. 

“It sucks,” running back Jaylen Warren said. “Obviously we have depth at the quarterback position, but to see our starter go down like that, it sucks, but that’s part of our game.”

The quarterback was hit as he twirled out of a collapsing pocket on a fourth-and-1 drop back from the Texans’ 33 with 1:16 remaining in the third quarter. 

“I really don’t know what happened,” Jones said. “I just remember even seeing him grab his knee, so just praying for him. Hopefully, it’s nothing too serious. Hopefully, we can get him back as soon as possible.”

Pickett was sacked and he held his left knee after the sack, staying on the ground until Steelers medical personnel got to him.

Pickett completed 15 of 23 passes for 114 yards with one interception till he needed the medical personnel to help him out of the field. 

After being examined in the tent for more than five minutes, Pickett was ruled out with a knee injury and walked with Steelers personnel back to the tunnel.

“It kind of kills your morale a little bit when your quarterback goes down, so you never want to see that,” backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky said. 

“But we got to pick him up and everyone’s got to pull together and we got to find a way to fight this week.”

Trubisky took over for Pickett when the Steelers’ offense retook the field in the fourth quarter.

“We spoke briefly,” Trubisky said of a conversation with Pickett after his injury.

“We’re not sure what it is, so just continue to stay in contact and make sure we continue to pick him up because it’s a frustrating situation. It sucks.”

The Steelers also finished the loss without tight end Pat Freiermuth, who sustained a hamstring injury on a 32-yard catch-and-run play by Najee Harris midway through the third quarter.