Last week I reported that Matt Spaeth was one of the few Steelers who was rehabbing an injury during OTA’s, but at the time, it wasn’t clear if the injury rehab was related to his Lisfranc, or a different injury entirely. According to Scout.com writer Jim Wexell, Spaeth’s rehab activities this week were indeed related to the Lisfranc surgery he had last September.
Spaeth’s Lisfranc surgery required multiple screws to be inserted into his foot. Those screws started to become loose, so they were removed four weeks ago. The veteran tight end spent much of the time this week running on the sidelines at OTA practice. According to Spaeth, via Scout.com, he looks forward to being able to play without foot pain this season. Spaeth added, “I haven’t felt this good in a long time.”
The injury first occurred during training camp early last August. A few weeks later, the team placed Spaeth on IR with the return designation. He returned to practice November 21st and was subsequently activated on December 7th. He saw limited reps for much of the remaining 4 weeks, participating for a total of 132 snaps.
Hopefully Matt Spaeth has a full and productive season this year.