It’s another short week with the Steelers coming off a game on Monday. After condensing their off days into just Tuesday, the Steelers are back on a regular schedule for facing the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night. In the first injury report for the Steelers for Week 14 courtesy of the Steelers PR Department, the Steelers had 4 players out due to injury and 3 miss due to a coach’s decision.
First, on a positive note, Steven Nelson returned to practice as a full participant. Missing the game on Monday with a knee injury, hopefully Nelson progresses positively throughout the week.
As for the players who did not practice due to injury, Joe Haden did not participate and is in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Haden left Monday’s game with the concussion and was unable to return. With physical activity being part of the protocol, the week is not starting off hopeful for Haden to play on Sunday.
Robert Spillane left Monday’s game in the third quarter with a knee injury. While it is not believed to be serious enough to cost Spillane the season, it could have him miss multiple games. As expected, Spillane did not practice on Wednesday.
Missing Week 13, kicker Chris Boswell also missed practice on Wednesday with a hip injury. Although head coach Mike Tomlin was optimistic Boswell would return this week, missing practice Wednesday is not a good start to the week.
The other player to miss practice was defensive lineman Chris Wormley due to an illness.
Also included on the report were 3 veteran players who missed not due to injury. Those players include Ben Roethlisberger, David DeCastro, and Alejandra Villanueva.
As for Buffalo’s official injury report, you can see the names below when available courtesy of Steelers.com.
Buffalo Bills Participation/Injury Report, Week 14
Note: On Wednesday 12/9, Buffalo conducted a walk-through practice
Wednesday, December 9
QB Josh Allen (Knee/Ankle) - Full
OL Jon Feliciano (Knee/Foot) - Full
QB Jake Fromm (NIR) - Limited
DT Quinton Jefferson (Hip) - DNP
S Jaquan Johnson (Ankle) - DNP
WR Andre Roberts (Achilles) - Limited
For more information on the Steelers injury report, check out the injury report podcast below: