Steelers DB hopes to keep playing through strained ankle muscle

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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell made an exit during Sunday’s win over the Colts on Sunday with an apparent ankle injury. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s not his ankle — and it’s not a new injury.

Per Pro Football Talk, the source says Mitchell has been playing for the past few weeks with a Grade 1 strain of the soleus muscle. Mitchell missed the week before the Colts game 

"That’s one of the muscles in the lower leg, below the calf and above the ankle. He technically has been listed as having an injury of the Achilles tendon, which is close enough to the soleus muscle to count, I guess," wrote PFT.

"The bottom line is that Mitchell may be able to return on Thursday night against the Titans, unless the injury has been sufficiently aggravated."

The Steelers won the game 20-17 to improve their record to 20-17.

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