The week leading up to the Week-13, Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals has been odd. Odd in the fact the team’s practices were offset by a day. Odd in that the game isn’t going to be on Sunday, and odd how some big-name players were added to the injury report late in the week.
For the Steelers, two players have already been ruled out for this prime-time game, Joe Haden (fibula) and Vance McDonald (ankle). There were a pair of starters dealing with ankle injuries, and Mike Mitchell has been listed as doubtful for the AFC grudge match.
The biggest injury to watch will be the toe injury of Antonio Brown. After being a full participant in the team’s first practice of the week, he missed the following practices and is officially listed as questionable. While many are suggesting the injury is minor, toe injuries have been known to linger and cause a major roadblock to players getting back on the field.
Not all the news was bad for the Steelers, and the good news was that Ryan Shazier (ankle) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) were not on the final report, meaning they’ll be in the lineup when the two division rivals kickoff.
As for Cincinnati, they’ll be without two linebackers on Monday night, but you can see the full injury report for both teams below:
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
WR Antonio Brown (Toe)
LB Vincent Rey (Hamstring)
LB Nick Vigil (Ankle)
S Shawn Williams (Hamstring)
DE Michael Johnson (Back)