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Steelers Training Camp Injury Report: Ross Ventrone returns to practice

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The Pittsburgh Steelers got some good injury news Wednesday when reserve safety and special teams ace, Ross Ventrone, returned to practice.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been on the bad end of injury news for nearly their entire tenure at Saint Vincent College this season. The list of players who have minor training camp injuries continues to grow, but on Wednesday the team got a bit of good news as safety and special teams ace Ross Ventrone returned to practice.

Ventrone injured his ankle in the first training camp practice of 2015, and has been forced to watch since. Ventrone will be a welcome addition to the lineup, not only in terms of depth at the safety position, but also on special teams where he excelled when given the chance in 2014.

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Despite Ventrone leaving the 'Sweatpant Squad' there were several players who were still held out of practice for a variety of reasons. Those players were: Vince Williams (hamstring), Lawrence Timmons (toe), Josh Harris (foot), Jordan Zumwalt (undisclosed injury lead to his release Wednesday), Heath Miller (veteran day off), Cameron Clear (knee), C.J. Goodwin (undisclosed).

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Safety, and newly minted inside linebacker, Ian Wild was shaken up during practice and needed assistance getting off the field. The injury is not deemed as serious, and Wild returned to practice to complete the session. A similar scare came when Ben Roethlisberger looked to be poked in the eye by Jarvis Jones; however, Roethlisberger stated after practice it wasn't a finger which caused his eye issues, but some dirt from the football which caused him some major discomfort. Both Roethlisberger and Wild will be fine.

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The Steelers will practice Thursday at 2:55 p.m. EST, and the practice session is open to the public.