Minkah Fitzpatrick to miss start of training camp following injury suffered on vacation
Minkah Fitzpatrick, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety and former Alabama star, will miss the start of training camp following an injury suffered on vacation.
Fitzpatrick will be on the active/non-football injury list with a wrist injury sustained when he fell off a bike during a vacation, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters in a Tuesday news conference.
Tomlin underscored that he does not anticipate the injury being a long-term problem, just some discomfort. For now, though, it will delay Fitzpatrick joining his teammates on the practice field in camp, NFL.com reported.
“He sustained a wrist injury on vacation,” Tomlin said of the former Alabama All-American. “I think he fell off a bike. It’ll create some short-term discomfort, but I don’t expect it to be an issue in the overall trajectory of his development and his place within this group and stadium availability and things of that nature. It’s just going to create some discomfort for him at the early stages of this.”
We have placed DE Tyson Alualu on the Active/PUP List and S Minkah Fitzpatrick on the Active/NFI List.
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Fitzpatrick, 25, in June signed a four-year extension worth more than $73.6 million that made him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. He’s entering his fourth season with the Steelers. A former Miami Dolphins draft pick, Fitzpatrick has played in all 64 games to start his career and has started in 46 consecutive games since joining the Steelers during the 2019 campaign.