Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons can’t seem to shake off the injury bug as of late. Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Timmons was held out of the team’s activities at training camp with what was described as a “twinge” in the groin area. The injury happened during the Steelers’ morning practice after making what was described as an athletic play that reminded some people in attendance why the Steelers drafted him with the 15th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Although the injury itself is relatively minor, Timmons has had recurring groin problems in the past; he participated in almost none of the May minicamp and the organized team activities (OTA’s) in June. I would suspect that Steelers personnel and fans alike are watching this with some scrutiny only because again although this is a relatively minor injury, groin injuries are kind of tricky. And Timmons is a high-risk, high-reward investment to the Steelers, therefore his recovery time is important. Fortunately it occurred very early on but precious time is lost for Timmons as far as digesting the team’s defensive schemes and mastering them before the preseason begins.