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Former WVU Safety Karl Joseph Suffers Right Ankle Injury
This article was originally posted on our sister-site Steelers Now.
PITTSBURGH, PA — Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Karl Joseph left the team’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday with an apparent right ankle injury.
Joseph was injured while playing on special teams, before the Steelers even took a defensive snap. He was evaluated on the Steelers sideline before being taken off the field on a cart with an air cast on his right lower leg and ankle. The team ruled him out for the remainder of the game.
Joseph has been working as the second-team safety behind Terrell Edmunds throughout training camp. Second-year safety Donovan Stiner is the only safety behind Joseph on the team’s depth chart.
A former first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders out of West Virginia, the Steelers signed Joseph last year after he was cut by the Raiders at the end of training camp. He spent the 2021 season on Pittsburgh’s practice squad and played in two games.
The Steelers had eight players that were not dressed for the preseason opener with injuries.