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Steelers Injury Report: Several players return to practice Thursday

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With an increase in participation needed to play on Sunday, four Steelers were able to return to practice

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The Pittsburgh Steelers practiced for the second time this week as they prepare for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. According to the Steelers PR Department, four players returned to practice on Thursday.

With a report on Thursday morning that Benny Snell Jr. had a surgical procedure on his knee, he was unable to practice and is expected to miss a few games. Jaylen Samuels continues to to be a full participant in practice and is expected to play Sunday. As for James Conner, he was unfortunately not one of the players who returned on Thursday. Although it would have been nice to see him in at least a limited role, Friday will be a true test on if Conner is able to take the field Sunday.

Ramon Foster is still in the concussion protocol and was unable to practice again on Thursday. Daniel McCullers was another player injured in Monday’s game and was unable to practice on Wednesday due to his ankle injury, but he returned as a full participant on Thursday.

Players who were given Wednesday off in order to heal from various issues returned Thursday. Both Mark Barron and Vance McDonald were full participants. Maurkice Pouncey was held out of practice due to his calf injury on Wednesday, which is his typical day off in-season. Pouncey returned Thursday as a full participant.

The another 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. Gilbert was a full participant on Thursday and is on track to be available this week.

As for the Colts injury report, it can be seen below according to Steelers.com.

Indianapolis Colts Participation/Injury Report, Week 9

Thursday, October 31

DT/DE Denico Autry (Neck) - Full
CB Pierre Desir (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Kenny Moore II (Knee) - Full
DE Jabaal Sheard (Foot) - Full
S Khari Willis (Foot) - Full
DT Carl Davis (Hamstring) - Hamstring
WR T.Y Hilton (Calf) - DNP
G/C Quenton Nelson (Hip/Neck) - Limited
DT/DE Tyquan Lewis (Ankle) - Full
TE Eric Ebron (Ankle) - DNP
DE Justin Houston (Calf) - Limited
S Malik Hooker (Knee) - Limited