Steelers Patriots Week 8 Practice Injury Report – Friday

Steelers Patriots Week 8 Practice Injury ReportThe Steelers wrapped up practice preparations today as they get ready to host the New England Patriots in a few days at Heinz Field. The Friday injury report is now out and it shows that nose tackle Chris Hoke (neck), linebacker James Harrison (eye), guard Doug Legursky (toe) and Jason Worilds (quad) have been ruled out as expected. Hoke was able to get a little work done however. Wide receiver Hines Ward (ankle) did not practice for a third straight day after suffering an ankle injury last week against the Cardinals and is officially listed as questionable. Emmanuel Sanders would start if Ward is down this week and Jerricho Cotchery would also see time in certain personnel groupings. Linebacker James Farrior (calf) was limited again today and is listed as questionable Farrior is saying that he will play. Meanwhile, nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder) will return to the lineup this week after missing the the last three games with a shoulder injury. He was never listed this week on the injury report.

For the Patriots on Friday, linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) did not practice again on Friday and was ruled out. Cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip) also did not practice again on Friday and is listed as doubtful. Safety Josh Barrett (thumb), running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), defensive end Albert Haynesworth (back), linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee) and tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) all were limited for a third straight day and all are officially listed as questionable.

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  • Thomas

    They also released one of their starting corners today which is pretty odd with Dowling injured, they’re gona be awfully shaky on 1 side when Arrington goes into the slot on passing downs :P

  • Stewart John21

    What is wrong with Worilds? Deep tissue bruise? Man, he is missing a huge opportunity and we need him.

  • Dgh57

    Without Harrison means no pressure from the blind side of Brady!! Our DBs are really going to have to step it up Sunday or Brady will have a field day!!

    Hope our defense nickel & dimes the Patriots offense to death all day because 4 DBs won’t get the job done!

    One bright spot is I think we can move the chains vs the Patriots defense. GO STEELERS!!!!!!