Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden suffered a broken fibula in his left leg during Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts and is out indefinitely, head coach Mike Tomlin announced.
“Joe Haden has a fibula fracture,” Tomlin said. “It’s high on his leg. I don’t know what that means.”
Haden collided with a Colts offensive player late in the first quarter and went down to the turf, where he remained for a few minutes. He walked off the field without a limp and went to the locker room. Veteran Coty Sensabaugh replaced him in the lineup.
Haden left on crutches and said he would find out more about the injury once the team was back in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
Haden signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Steelers in August, helped stabilize a much-improved secondary and second-ranked defense. The Steelers’ secondary gave up touchdown passes of 60 and 61 yards against Indianapolis after Haden left the game.
In addition to Sensabaugh, the Steelers can also activate third-round rookie Cam Sutton off injured reserve.