View Full Version : DE Brett Keisel will miss two months with a calf injury

09-15-2008, 09:43 PM
Steelers DE Brett Keisel will miss two months with a calf injury, according to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.

We suspect Keisel's calf was torn, but it's unclear if he'll need surgery. Aaron Smith gets more pub, but Keisel is more of a pressure player and led the Steelers in QB hurries last year, so the loss is significant. The ends behind him (Travis Kirschke, Orpheus Roye, Nick Eason) are uninspiring.


09-15-2008, 11:53 PM
kirschke will have to step up......

09-16-2008, 01:05 AM
Eason, Roye and Trav will fill in admirably. Eason has been putting better pressure on the QB than Kiesel thus far.

09-16-2008, 10:02 AM
I thought Eason did an admirable job filling in Sunday night. Let's just hope they all 3 step up to fill the void.

09-16-2008, 10:45 AM
I think Eason will get majority the downs.

09-17-2008, 11:00 AM
The Steelers' official website contradicts Monday's KDKA-TV report that DE Brett Keisel will miss two months with a calf injury.

Keisel is officially out this week and is considered by the Steelers to be "week to week" beyond that. Coach Mike Tomlin called the injury "an opportunity for Orpheus Roye to step into the rotation," so he obviously expects Keisel to be out multiple weeks. Expect Keisel to miss at least a month.


09-20-2008, 11:59 AM
Travis Kirschke will step in as the Steelers' starting right defensive end while Brett Keisel (calf) is sidelined.

Keisel could miss up to two months. Kirschke should be solid against the run, but will play in a rotation and won't be near the pressure player Keisel is.


09-21-2008, 10:01 AM
A torn calf. That is extremely painful. We'll just need Kirschke to step up now. We still have our main guys in Hampton and Aaron Smith, so it isn't too big of a loss.

stealaz #1
09-21-2008, 09:07 PM
I really see the difference between Keisel being there and when he isnt i think we would've had more pressure,not sayin the backups didnt do a good job

09-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Steelers DE Brett Keisel (calf) is no longer wearing a protective boot and hopes to resume playing after the Steelers bye week.

That would put him in line to face the Bengals on Oct. 19. Travis Kirschke will continue to start in his place until then.


10-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Brett Keisel (calf) returned to practice Tuesday.

Keisel seems likely to be ready once the Steelers return from their Week 6 bye.


10-07-2008, 09:05 PM
Good to see that he is back. He'll be a bit of a boost for our defense.

10-08-2008, 12:25 AM
Getting Keisel back will add another good weapon to the defense. Just what we needed on defense, more studs.