The Pittsburgh Steelers released their final injury report as they prepare for their Monday Night Football game against the Washington Redskins in Week 1, and the list was short and to the point. The Steelers listed four players who were listed as 'Out' in the prime time contest, and they were as follows:
WR Markus Wheaton (Shoulder)
FB Roosevelt Nix (Back)
C/G Cody Wallace (Knee)
CB Senquez Golson (Foot)
This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, considering Wheaton and his fellow injured teammates haven't practiced once this week leading up to the first regular season game.
The injury to Wheaton will leave more opportunities for players like Eli Rogers, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Sammie Coates, all who try to take the pressure off of Antonio Brown in the receiving game. However, Wheaton might be a big loss, but you can't underestimate the value of Roosevelt Nix as both a blocker, H-Back and special teams player. Nix wreaked havoc on special teams, and his back injury has plagued him now for several weeks.
As for the other members of the Pittsburgh Steelers who were nursing injuries, namely Cameron Heyward and Javon Hargrave, they were not listed on the injury report, meaning they should be ready to go on Monday night.
It should be noted the NFL got rid of the 'Probable' designation in 2016, which is where Heyward and Hargrave would have most likely been listed, and you can see the Redskins' final injury report below:
WR Josh Doctson (Achilles)
DE Kendall Reyes (Groin)
RB Matt Jones (Shoulder)
G Spencer Long (Ankle)
T Ty Nsekhe (Illness)
NT Kendric Golston (Back)
The Steelers and Redskins square off Monday night at 7:00 p.m. EDT, the first of a double-header of prime time games to kick off the NFL Monday Night Football schedule.