The Pittsburgh Steelers are once again dealing with a number of injuries coming out of their Week 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As the Steelers took the practice field for their first official day of preparation for the Miami Dolphins, there were two players who did not participate while seven were limited. In the first injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR Department, there were 12 names on the list altogether.
Looking first at the players who missed the Steelers most recent game, both Ahkello Witherspoon and Cam Sutton were out due to hamstring injuries. Witherspoon has not practiced since his injury which has now cost him three games. On Wednesday, both Witherspoon and Sutton were able to practice in a limited capacity. With no participation last week, this is a step in the right direction
Minkah Fitzpatrick is looking to get back on the field this week against his former team as he missed Week 6 with a knee injury. On Wednesday, Fitzpatrick was a limited participant.
Both Levi Wallace and Pat Freiermuth were unable to play Sunday as they were still in the concussion protocol. With both players practicing in a limited capacity last week, they started off this week’s set of practices by participating in a full capacity.
There are a number of players head coach Mike Tomlin mentioned in his injury report on Tuesday. Most notably was starting quarterback Kenny Pickett who left Sunday’s game as he was placed in the concussion protocol. in his press conference on Tuesday, Coach Tomlin said he expected Pickett to be able to do all the things expected of him in practice this week. As promised, Kenny Pickett was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.
There were other players who were banged up from Sunday’s game who landed on this week‘s injury report. Steven Sims has a hamstring and was unable to participate in Wednesday’s practice while Larry Ogunjobi was was the only other player besides Sims who did not participate due to a knee injury. Both James Daniels and Myles Jack are dealing with ankle issues and were limited.
Another player dealing with a nagging injury is center Mason Cole who missed the first two practices of last week before returning on Friday and playing against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Cole was injured during the game but only missed one snap as he got his ankle/foot taped. As for this week, Cole started the week as a limited participant.
The only other player on the injury report not mentioned in Coach Tomlin’s press conference on Tuesday was defensive lineman Chris Wormley who was limited with an ankle injury.
As for the Dolphins’ injury report, you can see the names below courtesy of Steelers.com.
Miami Dolphins Participation/Injury Report, Week 7
Wednesday, October 19
T Terron Armstead (Toe) - DNP
CB Keion Crossen (Knee) - DNP
LB Melvin Ingram (Not Injury Related - Vet Rest) - DNP
DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Back) - DNP
DT Christian Wilkins (Hand) - DNP
LB Jerome Baker (Hip) - LP
CB Xavien Howard (Not Injury Related - Vet Rest) - LP
CB Kader Kohou (Oblique) - LP
RB Raheem Mostert (Knee) - LP
DL Zach Sieler (Hand) - LP
TE Durham Smythe (Hamstring) - LP
QB Skylar Thompson (R. Thumb) - LP
DB Elijah Campbell (Foot) - FP
TE Tanner Conner (Knee) - FP
T Greg Little (Achilles) - FP