The Pittsburgh Steelers practiced for the first time since their victory on Monday Night Football. As they prepare for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Steelers are hoping players are recovered enough to get in the work needed. According to the Steelers PR Department, seven players sat out practice on Wednesday.
As expected, James Conner did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Mike Tomlin said in his Tuesday press conference that Conner will get some time off early in the week, but if his shoulder progresses enough he will still be available to play on Sunday. Another person who missed practice was rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. Coach Tomlin stated Snell needs to practice in order to be available on Sunday. Jaylen Samuels was a full participant and is expected to be available to carry the load on Sunday if needed.
Ramon Foster is still in the concussion protocol and was unable to practice on Wednesday. Daniel McCullers was another player injured in Monday’s game and was unable to practice as on Wednesday due to his ankle injury.
Coming off of the recent game, several players were given Wednesday off in order to heal from various issues. Maurkice Pouncey usually does not practice on Wednesdays, but was listed as not participating due to his calf injury. Mark Barron was also given the day off as he is nursing his hamstring even though he played on Monday, therefore he was listed as a coaches decision. Tight end Vance McDonald was another player who was given the day off as a coaches decision.
The only other player on the injury report was Ulysees Gilbert III who was limited with his back injury which held him out of the game Week 8.
As for the Colts injury report, it can be seen below courtesy of Steelers.com.
Indianapolis Colts Participation/Injury Report, Week 9
Wednesday, October 30
DT/DE Denico Autry (Neck) - DNP
CB Pierre Desir (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Kenny Moore II (Knee) - DNP
DE Jabaal Sheard (Foot) - DNP
S Khari Willis (Foot) - DNP
DT Carl Davis (Hamstring) - Limited
WR T.Y Hilton (Calf) - Limited
G/C Quenton Nelson (Hip) - Limited
DT/DE Tyquan Lewis (Ankle) - Full