The Pittsburgh Steelers broke thier three-game losing streak and are looking stack a couple wins going into their bye week. As the Steelers take the practice field for their first day of preparation for the Seattle Seahawks, 10 names were on the injury list. In the first injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR department, there were four players who did not participate while four players were limited.
As expected, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not practice on Wednesday as it is his scheduled day off. Just like previous weeks, rather than have him listed as a coaches decision, Roethlisberger is listed as having an injury. This week, it is once again listed as a pectoral/hip injury.
Devin Bush left Sunday’s game with a groin injury. It still has not been reported if it was a really aggravation of his previous injury or a new issue. Regardless, the good news is Bush was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Hopefully Bush’s groin in responds to the workout and he is able to continue practicing this week.
Two key players who missed Sunday’s game due to injury were James Washington and Cam Sutton both with groin injuries. Hoping to get back on the field this Sunday, Sutton was also a full participant in practice on Wednesday while Washington was limited. Much like Devin Bush, seeing how their injuries responds to the work out and how they progress throughout the week will be key to their availability on Sunday.
The other player who was out on Sunday due to injury was defensive tackle Carlos Davis. After missing four-straight games, Davis was able to practice in a limited capacity with his knee injury.
A name that is still on the Steelers injury list because he has yet to be placed on Injured Reserve is JuJu Smith-Schuster. Until he officially gets put on the Reserved/Injured List, which is likely to occur when the Steelers have another player to put on the roster, Smith-Schuster will continue to appear on the injury report.
Much like last week, Cameron Heyward showed up on the injury report as a limited participant with a neck injury. Hopefully this is much like the previous week and he can return to action on Thursday.
What may have been a little bit of a surprise was Chase Claypool being limited to start the week. Although he did play on Sunday, it did appear the Steelers were trying to limit his snaps even after the injury to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Hopefully it was wanting to not push Claypool’s hamstring early in the week and he can progress to where his status won’t be in doubt.
To round out the report, they were two players who did not participate but not due to injury. Both Melvin Ingram IIII and Trai Turner were given the day off on Wednesday as their designation showed their unavailability was not injury related.
As for the Seahawks’ injury report, you can see the names below courtesy of Steelers.com.
Wednesday, October 13
T Duane Brown (Not Injury Related) - DNP
G Gabe Jackson (Not Injury Related) - DNP
G Damien Lewis (Illness) - DNP
RB Chris Carson (Neck) - DNP
LB Carlos Dunlap II (Not Injury Related) - DNP
LB Bobby Wagner (Knee) - DNP
QB Russell Wilson (Right Finger) - DNP
C Kyle Fuller (Illness) - Limited
WR Perry Hart (Knee) - Limited
DE Darrell Taylor (Ankle) - Limited
WR DK Metcalf (Foot) - Limited
For more information on the Steelers and Seahawks’ injury reports, be sure to check out the BTSC Injury Report podcast below: