Sammie Coates playing hurt: ‘There isn’t much I can do’

Sammie Coates playing hurt: ‘There isn’t much I can do’

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates’ numbers have been way down compared to the first 5 games of the season.

The reason is quite simple – he has an injured hand.

But the real question many are asking is why isn’t he taking a little time off to recover?

“I got a busted hand,” Coates said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “There isn’t much I can do. It’s what they allow me to do. That’s all there is to it. My hand has to heal. It hasn’t healed yet.”

“I haven’t taken days off,” he said. “I just have to fight through it.”

In the first five games of the season, Coates was on fire – catching 19 passes for 421 yards. The last four has only yielded one catch for 4 yards.