The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing their preparation to take on Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. In the second injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR department, one new name popped up on the list as many players returned to practice.
While some thought it was news that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not practice on Wednesday, it was merely his scheduled day off. As expected, Roethlisberger returned as a full participant while being listed as having a pectoral/hip 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.
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 both Wednesday and Thursday. So far, Bush looks to be on track to play Sunday.
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 a full participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday while Washington was limited on both days.
What may have been a little bit of a surprise was Chase Claypool being limited to start the week. Unfortunately, Claypool was limited again with his hamstring injury on Thursday. Much like James Washington, it is a good sign that Claypool is practicing, but anything is possible with his game status as the Steelers head into practice on Friday.
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 so far this week.
Much like last week, Cameron Heyward showed up on the injury report as a limited participant with a neck injury. Much Like Melvin Ingram IIII and Trai Turner, who were given the day off on Wednesday, they all returned to practice as a full participant on Thursday.
The new player to the list on Thursday was Ahkillo Witherspoon who was listed as not practicing due to a coach’s decision. By having this designation rather than “not injury related” could mean that Witherspoon had some sort of absence excused by the team.
As for the Seahawks’ injury report, you can see the names below:
Thursday, October 14
G Damien Lewis (Illness) - Limited
RB Chris Carson (Neck) - DNP
LB Bobby Wagner (Knee) - Limited
QB Russell Wilson (Right Finger) - Limited
C Kyle Fuller (Illness) - Full
WR Perry Hart (Knee) - Limited
DE Darrell Taylor (Ankle) - Limited
WR DK Metcalf (Foot) - DNP
T Cedric Ogbuehi (Biceps) - Limited
For more information on the Seahawks and Steelers’ injury reports, check out the BTSC Injury Report podcast below: