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Steelers Injury Report: No players carry an injury status going into Sunday’s game

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Every Steelers’ player was a full participant at practice on Friday

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had their final practice of Week 16 as they prepare to take on the New York Jets. According to the Steelers PR Department, there were no players who did not participate in practice on Friday and no players carry an injury designation.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had returned to practice the beginning of last week only to suffer a setback. After missing four straight games, Smith-Schuster was able to return to practice on Wednesday with limited participation. Progressing to a full participant on Thursday and Friday, JuJu has no injury designation even though according to ESPN’s Brooke Pryor, he will be a game-time decision.

Tight end Vance McDonald was in the NFL’s concussion protocol after leaving the Steelers’ Week 14 game in the second half but was able to return to practice as a full participant all week. McDonald has now cleared the concussion protocol and is ready to go for Sunday.

Cornerback Artie Burns missed practice Wednesday due to illness, but was able to return Thursday. Tight end Nick Vannett missed Thursday’s practice due to illness but returned Friday. Both players seem to be healthy enough to go for Sunday.

One new player to the injury report Thursday was Joe Haden who did not practice due to a foot injury. Haden returned to practice Friday and does not carry an injury designation.

As for the Jets injury report, it can be seen below courtesy of Steelers.com. Unlike the Steelers, the Jets have 11 players on the injury report.

New York Jets Participation/Injury Report, Week 16

Game Status

OL Tom Compton (Calf) - Doubtful

WR Demaryius Thomas (Hamstring/Knee) - Doubtful

S Jamal Adams (Ankle) - Questionable

WR Robby Anderson (Illness) - Questionable

DL Henry Anderson (Shoulder) - Questionable

OT Kelvin Beachum (Ankle) - Questionable

CB Arthur Maulet (Calf) - Questionable

DL Steve Mclendon (Knee) - Questionable

CB Brian Poole (Concussion/Ankle) - Questionable

RB Bilal Powell (Ankle) - Questionable

DL Quinnen Williams (Kneck) - Questionable

Friday, December 20

OL Tom Compton (Calf) - DNP

WR Demaryius Thomas (Hamstring/Knee) - DNP

WR Robby Anderson (Illness) - Limited

S Jamal Adams (Ankle) - Limited

DL Henry Anderson (Shoulder) - Limited

OT Kelvin Beachum (Ankle) - Limited

CB Arthur Maulet (Calf) - Limited

DL Steve Mclendon (Knee) - Limited

CB Brian Poole (Concussion/Ankle) - Limited

RB Bilal Powell (Ankle) - Limited

DL Quinnen Williams (Kneck) - Limited

LB B.J Bello (Illness) - Full

S Bennett Jackson (Illness) - Full

CB Maurice Canady (Shoulder) - Full

QB Sam Darnold (Knee/ Left Thumb) - Full

QB David Fales (Right Elbow) - Full

DL Kyle Phillips (Hip) - Full

OL Brent Qvale (Knee) - Full

DL Nate Shepherd (Rib/Ankle) - Full

S Blake Countess (Ankle) - Full