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Steelers Injury Report: 5 players miss practice on Wednesday

It’s the Steelers second injury report but only their first practice of the week.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers exited Sunday’s game with the Panthers with no significant injuries reported after the game. Being on a short week with their next game on Saturday, the Steelers had to give their second injury report despite it being their first practice. In the injury report on Wednesday, there were five players who did not participate while one was limited. In the second injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR Department, only one new name was added to the list.

Steelers PR Department

Two players who did not suit up for the Steelers in Week 15 were quarterback Kenny Pickett with a concussion and linebacker Myles Jack with a groin. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Kenny Pickett has come through the protocol and has just one more box to check. Much like Tomlin stated during the press conference, Kenny Pickett was listed as a full participant Tuesday. As for Myles Jack, he was listed as still being limited on Tuesday. For practice Wednesday, Pickett was a full participant while Jack was once again limited.

Three players who were specifically brought up as new injuries for this week by Coach Tomlin in his Tuesday press conference were Terrell Edmunds with a hamstring, Diontae Johnson with a toe, and Derek Watt with an ankle. Although Coach Tomlin said that their participation may be limited early in the week, he did not believe the injuries would impact their status for Saturday’s game. In Tuesdays estimated report, Terrell Edmunds was listed as not participating while Diontae Johnson and Derek Watt were limited. On Wednesday, Derek Watt improved to a full participant while neither Edmunds nor Johnson were able to practice.

One player who missed practice almost all of last week but still participated in the game in a limited fashion was tight end Pat Freiermuth. On Tuesday’s report, Freiermuth was listed as a full participant. When it came to taking the field on Wednesday, Freiermuth was a full participant.

Two players were listed as not participating but due to a coach's decision on Tuesday. As has happened in the past, the two players were Cameron Heyward and Larry Ogunjobi. It was good to see Ogunjobi listed as not having an injury as he has been limited with a toe throughout practice the last several weeks. Wednesday saw Cam Heyward return as a full participant while Larry Ogunjobi did not practice and had his status changed to where he is dealing with a toe injury.

The other player listed as limited for Tuesday’s estimated report was running back Najee Harris with a hip injury. On Wednesday, Harris did not take the field for practice for the Steelers.

The final player on the injury report on Tuesday was another holdover from last week’s list. Cornerback Josh Jackson was listed with an ankle injury, but was a full participant if practice would have been held on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Jackson was on the practice field as a full participant.

As for the new name added on Wednesday, J.C. Hassenauer did not practice but it was not related to injury and was described as personal reasons.

As for the Raiders’ injury report, you can see the names below.

Las Vegas Raiders Participation/Injury Report, Week 16

Wednesday, December 21

G Alex Bars (Knee) - LP

T Jackson Barton (Back) - LP

DT Andrew Billings (Fibula) - LP

LB Darien Butler (Quadricep) - LP

G/T Jermaine Eluemunor (Wrist) - FP

S Duron Harmon (Shoulder/Neck) - LP

G Dylan Parham (Knee) - LP

RB Zamir White (Ankle) - LP

CB Rock Ya-Sin (Knee) - DNP