On Thursday, Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (not injury related) and defensive end Travis Kirschke (not injury related) practiced fully after having days off on Wednesday and have been removed from the injury report. Safety Troy Polamalu (knee) sat out for a second straight day now and will hope to work fully on Friday. Linebacker Andre Frazier (thigh) was added to the injury report today after sitting out practice. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) practiced fully on Thursday as well after being limited in practice yesterday.
For the Vikings on Thursday, cornerback Antoine Winfield (foot) did not practice for the second straight day and it is looking like he will indeed be sidelined on Sunday. Wide receiver Percy Harvin (shoulder), safety Husain Abdullah (back), safety Eric Frampton (ankle), tackle Phil Loadholt (ankle), running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), wide reciever Darius Reynaud (hamstring) and safety Madieu Williams (quadricep) were all limited again for a second straight day in practice participation today.