Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden suffered a broken fibula in the teams win over the Colts. Haden went down late in the first quarter and would not return.
Head Coach Mike Tomlin reported the extent of the injury after the game, however, Tomlin did not provide a timetable for how much time Haden would miss.
#Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says that CB Joe Haden broke his fibula and is out indefinitely. Major hit to the secondary.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2017
Now it’s entirely possible that Haden is done for the season but, depending on the severity of the injury he could return for the playoffs.
Haden is a tough loss for the Steelers who have been short on serviceable corners the last few years.
They picked up Haden this offseason after he was let go by the Browns. Haden’s biggest issue with Cleveland was his ability to stay healthy and on the field.
Joe Haden avoided surgery for the fractured fibula and is “bracing” to be out 5-6 weeks but has noted it is definitely possible he returns earlier than that. According to ProFootballFocus Haden could return after just three weeks out. This is something Haden seems to agree with as he remains in high spirits and is excited about a possible early return.
I? want 2 Thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers! God doesn’t make mistakes. Ima b back soon!! Got a championship 2 WIN! #stairwayto7
— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) November 13, 2017