PITTSBURGH — With no harm designation on the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ last harm report, Professional Bowl security Minkah Fitzpatrick is about to play towards the Cincinnati Bengals every week after present process an appendectomy.
“The fear is once they minimize you open, they minimize by muscle, clearly to get into your abdomen,” he stated, additionally telling ESPN that medical doctors initially advised him it may take 10 days to 2 weeks to get well. “So that you simply need to guarantee that that is healed correctly earlier than you get on the market and go.”
Fitzpatrick had his appendix eliminated following Saturday’s workforce walk-through previous to the win towards the New Orleans Saints. Lower than a day later, he was at Acrisure Stadium to cheer on his teammates. Although he did not observe Wednesday, Fitzpatrick participated in workforce conditioning Tuesday and absolutely practiced Thursday and Friday.
“That is the canine in him, man,” security Damontae Kazee stated. “I at all times inform Minkah, once I go dwelling, I will be watching movie. I gotta steal sure methods of his that he does at observe. So I feel it is fairly cool.”
Fitzpatrick was a significant component within the Steelers’ time beyond regulation win towards the Bengals in Week 1, choosing off Joe Burrow on the Bengals’ second play of the sport for a pick-six. He additionally completed with a team-high 14 tackles.