If Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers hope to reside in the winners’ circle on Sunday, they will have to do so without the services of their starting quarterback, Kenny Pickett.
On Sunday, December 3, Kenny Pickett sustained what appears to be an ankle injury during the second quarter of Pittsburgh’s showdown with Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. Pickett was diving for the endzone when Jonathan Ledbetter of the Arizona Cardinals tackled him from behind. As a result, Pickett’s ankle was pinned down and he was forced to come out of the game shortly thereafter.
“Kenny Pickett ruled out for remainder of today’s game,” Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted.
In Pickett’s absence, former Chicago Bears starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will step in to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers for the remainder of the game. Thus far, Trubisky has completed two of his three passes for 15 yards. However, the Steelers find themselves down by two touchdowns in the third quarter as the game remains in an intermission due to severe weather alerts.