Najee Harris injury revealed: NFL world reacts

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 12: Najee Harris #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers heads the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during preseason play at Lincoln Financial Field on August 12, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Steelers running back Najee Harris hadn’t seen any preseason action until Pittsburgh’s final tune-up against the Lions on Sunday.

And there is a reason for that.

According to Harris, he is fighting against a Lisfranc sprain all camps. Revealing he injured his foot in the team’s first padded training of the summer. Steelers medical staff gave him a 4-6 week deadline, putting him on track for Pittsburgh’s season opener.

The NFL world reacted to Najee’s startling admission on social media.

“The team knows more than me but why the hell did he play yesterday? a user asked.

“For those asking – Najee Harris *was* struggling with a Lisfranc sprain. He didn’t suffer from it tonight, he was already dealing with it. He looked explosive and was moving well,” said one physiotherapist. “I don’t think we have to worry at the start of the season. It looks like it was shoddy.”

“Well that’s…not good,” NFL analyst Gary Davenport tweeted.

“Bruh,” commented Russell Clay.

After the game, Harris told the Pittsburgh Tribune review:

“I just got over it. It came back in my movements. I was rusty today. It wasn’t a good performance and I shouldn’t be proud either. I need to improve.”

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