Steelers lose Cam Heyward for season due to injury

Pittsburgh (4-5) has dropped four straight heading into Sunday's game at winless Cleveland (0-10).

Steelers lose Cam Heyward for season due to injury
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (95) plays in a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Pittsburgh. Cam Heyward's ironman streak is over. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, that Heyward's left hamstring injury will keep him out of the lineup on Sunday when the Steelers travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. He had played in 85 straight games since the Steelers took him in the first round of the 2011 draft. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The slumping Pittsburgh Steelers will have to scramble for a playoff berth without defensive end Cam Heyward.

Heyward is out for the remainder of the season after suffering an upper-body injury in Sunday’s loss to Dallas. Heyward posted a message on Instagram on Tuesday indicating he was done for the season, but did not go into specifics about the injury.

Coach Mike Tomlin said earlier Tuesday that Heyward was dealing with a pectoral or chest injury and was seeking a second opinion.

Heyward wrote “my role will change as I can not play but it will not change the goals the team has set out.”

Pittsburgh (4-5) has dropped four straight heading into Sunday’s game at winless Cleveland (0-10).

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