Rudolph, who started Pittsburgh's last three games in place of injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, sustained a concussion after getting hit by Baltimore safety Earl Thomas in the Steelers' Week 5 overtime loss to the Ravens.
Thomas told ESPN on Friday that he tried to reach out to Rudolph during the week by calling and texting him.More news: Thomas Cook Buyers Pledge To Save Jobs 10/11/2019
Tomlin made it a point Tuesday to say the medical cart that malfunctioned after it pulled up next to Rudolph didn't play a factor in the decision to let Rudolph try and make it to the locker room on his own. He walked off the field because he chose to walk off the field, and the medical experts were comfortable with his ability to walk off the field and the safety in it.
Rudolph appeared to be knocked out on impact, but later walked off the field with heavy assistance from two of his linemen.More news: Has Liam Hemsworth Officially Made A New Love Connection?
Reports indicate that Rudolph will likely not play for Pittsburgh (1-4) when it plays the Los Angeles Chargers (2-3) this Sunday. Undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges is slated to fill in under center again. In a quarter and a half, Hodges completed 7-of-9 pass attempts for 68 yards.
"I wanted to him to know that I didn't do it on objective", Thomas said, per ESPN. "I like his "Steady Eddie" attitude and approach to it. To be quite honest with you I didn't know that the cart wasn't functioning until after the game because I was more concerned with Mason".More news: Goldman Reviewing Involvement in Chinese AI Firm's IPO
Additionally, Michele Tafoya, who will be reporting from the sidelines on NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage, joined Hayre to chat about Rivers, injuries for both teams and the Steelers' greatest strength.