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As the Pittsburgh Steelers continue preparations for their Week 13 matchup tomorrow at Acrisure Stadium against the visiting Arizona Cardinals, they're set to get a major piece of their lineup back onto the field.
Star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick will be suiting up for the first time since suffering a groin injury in Week 8, and needless to say, he's excited to get back into the swing of things.
“It’s exciting,” Fitzpatrick said after Friday’s practice at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. “I didn’t even realize it was only one (full) quarter. I thought was like a game or two (the trio had spent together in 2023).
“But yeah, all of the pieces are back on the chessboard. We’re all ‘A’ players, so we should be playing at an ‘A’ level.”
Fitzpatrick, who returned to practice this week, has been itching to get back onto the field and stated that the nature of his injury kept him from being able to fully participate. Patience, as he put it, was key.
“It’s one of those injuries where you can feel great, and then you go out there and you run and you’re still not (ready),” Fitzpatrick said. “And then you can go out there feel great, and then you might pop some scar tissue or tweak it a little bit, especially as a DB against a receiver or running back or something like that. You don’t want to be out there until you can play at full go."
“It’s one of those things you’ve got to take your time with (and) be patient, which is annoying, but it is what it is.”