After notably going down against the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers starting cornerback Joe Haden is now expected to miss a substantial amount of time with what has been diagnosed as a fractured fibula. As a result, fellow Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh is now slated to replace his injured counterpart en route to receiving more playing time for Pittsburgh.
“That’s the really crazy thing,” Sensabaugh said after Sunday’s narrow win over the Colts, via TribLive.com. “People get it confused. They act like my career I just have been all over the place. [But] I was in one place for four years and then last year, I just had a weird situation with one team.”
Not only that, but Sensabaugh will be receiving his first opportunity to make a splash against his former team in the Tennessee Titans as the Steelers will be playing on Thursday Night Football this week.
“Happy to have Joe here,” Sensabaugh added. “I am sure it was unexpected for a lot of people. It probably affected me probably more than anybody else on this team.
“But I know as soon as we got him, I hit up my guy [Cleveland Browns defensive back] Jason McCourty that I was in Tennessee with and asked him for Joe’s number and welcomed him. So I am happy he is here. Everybody is happy he is here, and we want him to get back well and get back to us as soon as possible. But until then, everybody else has to pick up their game and hold it down for him.”