UPDATE: Boswell is out with a head injury. Punter Pressley Harvin appears to be the emergency backup.
UPDATE: Boswell hasn’t returned to the field after halftime. He is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return.
He suffered the injury during an unsuccessful fake field goal attempt where he attempted a pass and was rocked by Browns defensive tackle Jordan Elliott.
Chris Boswell out of the medical tent but is being helped by several folks to the locker room. Holding his head a bit, too. Not good.— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) October 31, 2021
As you can see, this decision to attempt a fake field goal in a 3-3 game obviously went awry and the Steelers will be in a bit of a predicament coming out of the locker room for the second half if Boswell isn’t cleared to play for the rest of the AFC North battle. No other kicker has attempted a kick for Pittsburgh all year long.
This wasn’t without precedent, however, as Boswell successfully completed a touchdown pass to Alejandro Villanueva off a fake back in 2018. The veteran kicker was money entering Sunday, making 11-of-12 field goal attempts and successfully drilling all 12 extra points.