The Pittsburgh Steelers have had nothing but good news on the injury front, but that all changed when offensive guard Ramon Foster injured his ankle in practice Monday. The ankle injury has kept the lineman out of practice the past two days, and if he's unable to practice Friday there's a good chance he'll be unavailable to play Sunday night vs. the Panthers.
If Foster is out of the lineup, Chris Hubbard or Cody Wallace would start at Foster's guard position. Injuries to the offensive line are nothing new to the Steelers, but for the unit to have the cohesion needed to win on the road, the Steelers will hold out hope until the last possible second before pronouncing Foster out for the game on Sunday.
Dri Archer (ankle) practiced in a limited role Thursday and all other players previously listed on the injury report were able to practice without limitations. Wide receiver Lance Moore (groin) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) were both full participants in practice and look to start this Sunday.
For the Carolina Panthers, their long list of starters missing practice on Wednesday all returned to practice with the exception of running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams suffered an injury to his thigh in the season-opener and hasn't seen the field since.
Having Williams out of the lineup will only help the Steelers' defense, as the unit has struggled in stopping the run through the past two weeks of action.