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Steelers will need every second of their 10 days off to get healthy before Week 12

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are a banged up group after the Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t just losers in Week 11 to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football, but are now dealing with a multitude of key players injured heading into Week 12.

Luckily for the Steelers they will have the weekend off to rest and recover before coming back to work and preparing for another road trip, this time to Cincinnati, to play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

After the game Thursday night, the Steelers’ list of injuries was long and star studded:

James Conner (shoulder)

Ola Adeniyi (concussion)

Diontae Johnson (concussion)

JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion)

Artie Burns (knee)

In Mike Tomlin’s brief post-game press conference he merely said all players would be evaluated and he has no additional information at this time. But it is clear the Steelers could use every minute of every day off they have to try and get as many healthy players back in the fold for their next game.

Other injuries worth noting was an apparent injury to T.J. Watt, an injury to Anthony Chickillo which kept him out of the game among players like Ramon Foster who are coming back to the team for the first time since suffering a concussion two weeks ago.

Who knows what the lineup will look like in Week 12, especially considering the way the Steelers and Browns lost their cool in the waning moments of the game. Maurkice Pouncey could be facing a suspension for his involvement, meaning B.J. Finney would get the start at center if Pouncey is indeed suspended.

Either way, stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they now prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12.