Steelers Ravens Week 9 Practice Injury Report – Friday – Woodley Out – Harrison Probable
The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for the Sunday night game against the division rival Baltimore Ravens and the week ending injury report is now out with some good news. Linebacker James Harrison (eye) and tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle) are both probable after both worked again on Friday. Harrison looks likely to start at right outside linebacker after missing the last 4 games with a fractured orbital bone in his right eye. Guard Doug Legursky (toe) is of course out this week as he still recovers from the dislocated toe suffered against the Jaguars. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) has also been ruled out as he is back home in Texas after his mother passed away a few days ago. As expected, linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) has also been ruled out after suffering a hamstring injury last week. Linebacker James Farrior (calf) and wide receiver Hines Ward (ankle) are both questionable and Ward seems the likeliest of the two to suit up Sunday night as there is still some doubt if Farrior will indeed play. Punter Daniel Sepulveda (knee) was added to the injury report on Friday as questionable. There is no word yet on if the Steelers will need to bring in another punter or not as it could just be soreness. Nose tackle Chris Hoke (neck) and linebacker Jason Worilds (quad) both practiced fully again on Friday and neither have been on the injury report this week. Worilds will likely make his first career start at left outside linebacker with Woodley out this week. The status of Hoke is still unclear despite practicing all week.
For the Ravens on Friday, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (thigh) and wide receiver Lee Evans (ankle) have both been ruled out for Sunday night. Wide receiver David Reed (knee), running back Anthony Allen (hamstring), cornerback Chykie Brown and guard Ben Grubbs (toe) are all listed as questionable. Grubbs has been dealing with a toe injury the last several weeks and his status remains very cloudy right now for Sunday night. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (thigh), cornerback Danny Gorrer (thigh) and center Matt Birk (neck) are all listed as probable. Ngata should be able to suit up baring any type of a setback according to the practice reports and quotes made by head coach John Harbaugh.