Jarvis Jones Injury Update: Steelers rookie linebacker expected to be ready for season opener The pessimism born from images of Jones leaving Heinz Field on a stretcher Saturday night has subsided, as Gerry Dulac reports the rookie linebacker should be ready to go in Week 1 against the Titans.[URL="http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/8/25/4658156/jarvis-jones-injury-update-steelers-titans#comments"] [/URL]
The [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/pittsburgh-steelers"]Pittsburgh Steelers[/URL] were extremely careful with their first round draft pick when he suffered a chest injury on Saturday against the [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/kansas-city-chiefs"]Kansas City Chiefs[/URL]. After all tests came back negative, he is now expected to be ready for the season opener against the [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/tennessee-titans"]Tennessee Titans[/URL].
Dulac, writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, does not expound upon rumors of 'deep bruising' as reported earlier by ProFootballTalk.com, citing no specifics about the injury.
The Steelers will play the [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/carolina-panthers"]Carolina Panthers[/URL] in their fourth and final game of the preseason on Thursday night, and then enjoy a ten day break before kicking off the regular season with the Titans. The team will welcome the extended break to rest up a number of starters and quality reserves dealing with nagging injuries resulting from a physical training camp and preseason. [URL]http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/8/25/4658156/jarvis-jones-injury-update-steelers-titans[/URL]