The hamstring injury Diontae Johnson suffered in the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ 2023 season opener has landed him on injured reserve. With the designation, he’ll be out for a minimum of four weeks. Johnson will be eligible to return after the Steelers’ Week 6 bye in time for their tussle out west with the Los Angeles Rams.
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The Steelers have placed WR Diontae Johnson on IR. He’s out at least 4 games.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 18, 2023
The injury comes at a time when Johnson was ready to re-prove himself as a WR1. His zero-touchdown 2022 season tarnished what had been a pretty solid career. The silver lining is it’s only Week 2 and not the end of the season when Pittsburgh has hopes for a playoff push.