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Steelers Injury Report: Marcus Gilbert returns to practice on Wednesday

While Marcus Gilbert was able to resume training, Coty Sensabaugh, Ben Roethlisberger and Bud Dupree were all sidelined

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
Dec 11, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert (77) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Pittsburgh beats Buffalo 27 to 20. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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Barring one or two obvious injury concerns, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be in relatively good health as they prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. Marcus Gilbert returned to practice as a full participant in training on Wednesday, while Coty Sensabaugh, Bud Dupree and Ben Roethlisberger all found themselves on the opening injury report of the week after they sat out practice.

The inclusion of Sensabaugh was always expected after he was forced from the game against the Cleveland Browns in the second half with a toe injury, as was that of Roethlisberger with a fracture index finger on his left hand. While Wednesday is traditionally a rest day for the quarterback, it would not be a surprise to see him miss some more practice time in the coming days.

It can only be hoped that a new illness for Dupree will be short lived and he will be good to go by Sunday, especially with the Steelers so limited at outside linebacker. Maurkice Pouncey should be back at work on Thursday after being the recipient of his usual veteran rest day.

The return of Gilbert as a full participant to start the week bodes well for his involvement on Sunday. If he can repeat the feat again over the next few days, there should be little concern about his availability in Week 9.

On the other side of the field, there is a chance the Ravens could be missing some key players when they host Pittsburgh.