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Steelers Injury Report: James Conner practices Thursday but states he is out vs. Arizona

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Conner has reportedly been taking snaps with the scout team as he works his way back into the mix

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had their second practice of Week 14 as they prepare to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale this coming Sunday. According to the Steelers PR Department, there were only players who did not participate in practice on Tuesday.

James Conner is still dealing with the shoulder injury he reaggravated in Week 11. Practicing in a limited capacity the end of last week, it’s still unclear when Conner’s shoulder will be ready to handle full contact. He was limited once again on Thursday, but stated in an interview after practice that will will not play in Arizona.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has yet to practice since Week 11 with a knee injury. Smith-Schuster was unable to practice again on Thursday but continues to work out with his knee. After practice, Smith-Schuster said he hopes to return to the lineup for a run in the playoffs.

Wide receiver Diontae Johnson who was limited Wednesday due to illness, but was able to return as a full participant on Thursday.

The only other player listed on the injury report is guard Ramon Foster who received his normal Thursday off. Both Mark Barron and Vance McDonald returned to practice Thursday after being out with a coaches decision on Wednesday.

As for the Arizona Cardinals injury report, it can be seen below courtesy of Steelers.com. Since the Cardinals are in the Mountain Time Zone, injury reports will not be due until later in the day.

Arizona Cardinals Participation/Injury Report, Week 14

Thursday, December 5

DL Jonathan Bullard (Hamstring) - IR

WR Larry Fitzgerald (NIR) - Full

DL Corey Peters (NIR) - Full

OL A.Q. Shipley (Illness) - DNP

OL Max Garcia (Toe) - Limited

OL J.R. Sweezy (Illness) - Limited

S Jalen Thompson (Concussion) - Limited

OL Lamont Gaillard (Thumb) - Full