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Pittsburgh Steelers could get a boost vs. the Ravens with some injured players returning

The Pittsburgh Steelers could see some of their walking wounded return to the practice field this week in hopes of playing vs. the Ravens on Sunday.

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After the quarter mark of the 2019 regular season, every NFL team is dealing with some injuries in some way, shape or form, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are no exception to this fundamental truth.

However, despite dealing with some injuries, the Steelers could see a boost on their roster as they prepare for the Baltimore Ravens to come to Heinz Field in Week 5.

Following the Steelers 27-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4, there were two in-game injuries of note, and Mike Tomlin didn’t have much of an update on these injured starters during his Tuesday press conference just a day after the team’s Monday night win.

The two injured were running back James Conner (ankle) and defensive end Cam Heyward (quad), and Tomlin did mention they could be limited in the early portions of the week, but is hopeful they will be ready for the challenge of hosting their rivals on Sunday.

There was more good news on injury front, at least in the hope department, and that would be how Tomlin labeled Vince Williams (hamstring), Vance McDonald (shoulder) and Anthony Chickillo (foot) to return to the practice field leading up to the Week 5 contest. Tomlin said all of the aforementioned players have a “pretty good chance” of returning, but added their ability to practice will ultimately dictate whether they will be re-joining their teammates on the Heinz Field turf at 1 p.m. ET this Sunday.

It is worth adding not all injury news was positive, as Tomlin said it is doubtful Roosevelt Nix is able to practice this week, likely pushing his return back at least another week.

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and updates surrounding the Steelers as ‘Ravens Week’ is just getting started on a short week after the Monday night victory.