"Kenny Pickett’s knee injury not serious and he 'will be fine,' per team sources. Not determined if he will miss time," Dulac wrote on his X account Monday (October 2).
Pickett was ruled out in the third quarter of Sunday's (October 1) 30-6 loss to the Houston Texans due to an apparent knee injury, which caused concern among the Steelers fans. The former University of Pittsburgh standout was reported to have suffered a bone bruise and muscle strain, which could rule him out for 4-6 weeks, though not a potential season-ending injury as initially as initially feared, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported.
Pickett finished the game with 114 yards and one interception on 15 of 23 passing. Veteran former starter Mitch Trubisky -- who re-signed with the team this past offseason despite being benched in 2022 -- threw for 18 yards on 3 of 5 passing in Pickett's absence.