Banner, who won work after training camp, wound up in the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ 26-16 win against the Giants.
“Everything is going well,” he said, thanking everyone for supporting him and reaching out. “I’m going to finish it. I’m excited about my recovery process, and I’m going to be even stronger next season. This is another hurdle I’ve got to overcome.”
The 26-year-old Banner is known as an unrestricted free agent after the season.
He did not specify his injury, but NFL Network reported that the initial diagnosis was that he had torn his ACL.
After an offseason in which he lost weight, ate healthy, and a training camp went on social media heights, Banner won early work on Chook Okorfor.
Coach Mike Tomlin said, “It may be a cold game, but it is like life.” “We are not defined by what we do. We define how we respond to it. … We talk about it openly. It is not that he is injured and the fight he is in. Has passed through, through him. Where he is, to get it. What he does to move forward in response to it.
“He is a competitor. He is a professional. And I expect him to smile in adverse circumstances.”
Banner has been out for the season, but Tomlin is optimistic about the second pair of Steelers – leaving behind James Conner and guard Stephen Wisniewski – who were injured during Monday’s win against the Giants.
“We are still in the process of getting the scan [Wisniewski] And James Conner, “said Tomlin.” But I think their forecast is more favorable, so we’ll leave the light on for two years. “
Although Conner feared an ankle sprain early in the game, he avoided an ankle sprain, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that coming back for a third year is expected to bring more prosperity this week.
The Steelers are awaiting further tests on Wisniewski, who dropped out of a play before Banner’s injury due to a pectoral injury.
The Steelers line is already in a tough position, as Wisniewski was a replacement for injured veteran David DeCastro, who has been out for more than two weeks due to an increased knee injury in a training camp investigation.
Rookie Kevin Dotson replaced Wisniewski in the fourth quarter on Monday and Onerfor took over the banner.