Ben Roethlisberger & LaMarr Woodley Limited In Monday Practice
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and left outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley were both limited today in practice as the team returned to the practice field following their week off for the bye.
Roethlisberger, who fractured his thumb on his throwing hand against the Bengals last Sunday, was able to work in individual drills on Monday while wearing a splint and a glove on his injured hand. He did not take any snaps under center and worked only in the shotgun and pistol formations according to reports. He told reporters that he will not get a shot in his thumb before the Sunday night game against the Chiefs and will just have to play through the pain. Scott Brown reports that head coach Mike Tomlin did not want Roethlisberger to throw at all today, but Ben insisted that he get some reps in.
Woodley, who has missed the last 2 games with a hamstring injury suffered in the game against the Patriots, claims his hamstring is getting better everyday as he tries to push it more and more everyday. He worked on the side today as well and remains very questionable to play against the Chiefs Sunday night.
Second year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders also appears to be very doubtful to play against the Chiefs as he is still not fully recovered from his arthroscopic knee surgery he had performed following the game against the Patriots. Sanders was limited on Monday as well.
The Steelers players will return to the practice field on Wednesday and the first official injury report of the week will be released following practice. Tomlin will resume his weekly press conference on Tuesday and will surely update the injury status of Roethlisberger, Woodley, Sanders and special teams ace Arnaz Battle. Battle missed the game against the Bengals last Sunday with a hamstring injury suffered against the Ravens a few weeks ago.