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Updated: A finalized injury and suspension report for the Steelers @ Redskins 2016 Week 1 opening game.
Doctson, Josh (WR) – Questionable
Golston, Kedric (NT) – Questionable
Jones, Matt (RB) – Questionable
Long, Spencer (G) – Questionable
Reyes, Kendall (DE) – Questionable
Senquez Golson (CB) – Out
Roosevelt Nix (RB) – Out
Cody Wallace (C) – Out
Markus Wheaton (WR) – Out
As you can see, the Steelers are a bit more beat up going into week 1 compared to the Redskins with a few injuries to major contributors. Earlier in the week, it was thought that Wheaton was going to play. He must have had a setback. The Steelers will also be without Le’Veon Bell (3 games) and Martavis Bryant (1 year) due to suspensions.
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Lamarr Woodley were both limited in Monday’s practice.
Roethlisberger suffered a broken thumb in the Steelers win against Cincinnati last Sunday. He has already announced the thumb won’t hamper his ability to play this week against Kansas City.
Roethlisberger wore a splint on his right thumb in practice with a glove on top and likely will play with a glove on his throwing hand the rest of the season or until his thumb is fully healed. He took snaps in the shotgun and participated in individual drills.
Woodley appears a bit of a long shot to play Sunday night against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury. He participated only in solo drills. Woodley has been out since the second half of Pittsburgh’s 25-17 win against New England Oct. 30.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is expected to address both players and their statuses today in his weekly press conference, along with any other injury news. He’ll also preview the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tomlin’s press conference can be hears live on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had knee surgery and he will be out for “a couple weeks,” according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in his weekly press conference Tuesday.
“Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped,” Tomlin said. “He should be a couple weeks. That was deemed a success.”
Sanders had been away from the team for much of last week as he had a death in the family. There is not yet a concrete time line of when he might return.
Tomlin also said that punter Daniel Sepulveda had successful surgery. He was placed on injured reserve before the Baltimore game, ending his season. The Steelers have since signed Jeremy Kapinos.
Tomlin went on to say that wide receiver Hines Ward, who left Sunday night’s game with concussion-like symptoms, is doing well. Ward said on the 93-7 The Fan morning show that he expects to play Sunday at Cincinnati, and Tomlin alluded that Ward should be just fine.
“Hines appears to be doing well with his concussion-like symptoms,” Tomlin said. “It shouldn’t prohibit him or slow him down in any form or fashion this week. We’ll assess him again (Wednesday) as we get started with our work week.”
Linebackers James Farrior and Lamarr Woodley are both a risk to miss Sunday’s game with injuries. Farrior has a calf injury that has kept him out the last two weeks, and Woodley missed last week with a pulled hamstring.
Participation for both in practice will determine their ability to play Sunday.
“We’ll take a look at Lamarr Woodley and see where he is with his hamstring,” Tomlin said. “Just like last week, participation over the course of the week will dictate his availability.”
Other injury news:
- Both wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester are dealing with swelling issues that could keep them out of practice this week.
- Wide receiver and special teams ace Arnaz Battle is dealing with a hamstring injury and he will be monitored this week.
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James Harrison is questionable for today’s Ravens game with a Biceps injury. According to reports, Harrison injured his bicep in Thursday’s practice.
A decision on whether he’ll play or not is considered a “game time decision”.
Harrison leads the Steelers with ten sacks and four fumble recoveries.
It has been reported that starting strong safety, Troy Polamalu is questionable for Sunday’s game against the San
Diego Chargers. According to Polamalu, his knee feels “very good”.
Without Polamalu, the Steelers defense played very vanilla and has been lacking big plays. The Chargers game is a must-win for the Steelers and Polamalu is needed if he’s healthy enough to play. With Ladanian Tomlinson expected to play, Darren Sproles explosiveness, and the very dangerous tight end threat in Antonio Gates, the Chargers are loaded with offensive firepower. The Steelers defense has been struggling especially late in games and welcoming Polamalu back to the lineup would be that much needed addition in turning things around.