Steelers Chiefs Week 12 Practice Injury Report – Wednesday
The Steelers were back on the practice field on Wednesday in preparation for their Sunday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The first official injury report for week 12 has been released and it shows that linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) and wide receiver Arnaz Battle (hamstring) all were limited on Wednesday. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (ribs) practiced fully today. Scott Brown reported via Twitter that Sanders said things are looking good for him to play against the Chiefs after undergoing minor knee surgery the week after the Steelers played the Patriots. He went on to say that Thursday will be key as far as how his knee responds to the work he did today. Woodley and Battle remain very questionable to play still at this point, while Roethlisberger and Polamalu are near locks to play. It was reported that Woodley was doing a little more today than he did on Monday as he battles back from the serious hamstring injury he suffered against the Patriots. The other big news on Wednesday relates to the offensive line as it was announced earlier today that Doug Legursky would start at left guard in place of Chris Kemoeatu.
For the Chiefs on Wednesday, defensive end Glenn Dorsey (knee), safety Jon McGraw (shoulder) and linebacker Demorrio Williams (groin) all practiced fully today. Guard Ryan Lilja (head) did not practice today and has already been ruled out for Sunday by head coach Todd Haley. With Lilja out, second round draft pick Rodney Hudson will start Sunday night at left guard.