Woodley 'Extremely Doubtful' To Play Thursday Night Vs. Cleveland

NFL.com reporter Jason LaCanfora cites a league source in reporting Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley is "extremely doubtful" to play in Pittsburgh's Week 14 match-up with Cleveland on Thursday night.

Woodley returned briefly to the lineup for the first time since Week 8, but was only in on 13 plays before he tweaked the same hamstring, according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

WR Emmanuel Sanders is also likely to miss the game due to a foot injury. Some reports indicated the injury is to his knee.

A knee injury kept him out of Pittsburgh's Weeks 9 and 10 games, but the league's injury report says he missed practice due to a foot injury. Sanders missed much of training camp with an injury to his left foot. There is no word on whether it is an aggravation of the training camp injury.

RG Ramon Foster left Pittsburgh's Week 13 game against Cincinnati with a low ankle sprain, but practiced fully Tuesday.

RB Jonathan Dwyer hasn't practiced this week as well, and may not suit up. That would leave the Steelers with RBs Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman and Mewelde Moore against the league's 31st ranked rush defense (over 151 yards per game). OLB Chris Carter has not practiced this week, and will likely miss Thursday's game.

As previously reported, veteran NT Chris Hoke was placed on Injured-Reserve with a neck injury, possibly ending his career.

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