Steelers Ravens Week 9 Practice Injury Report – Thursday
The Steelers wrapped up their second practice of the week on Thursday in preparation for their Sunday night game at Heinz Field versus the Baltimore Ravens. The Thursday injury report is out and it shows that linebackers James Farrior (calf), James Harrison (eye) and LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) all were limited Thursday for a second straight day. Farrior said he pushed himself a bit harder today and that it felt pretty good. He says he will try to do even more tomorrow before his status is decided. Harrison and Woodley are still not ready to rule themselves out just yet either. Guard Doug Legursky (toe) was once again out on Thursday and has already been ruled out for Sunday night. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) was also not at practice once again as he is back home with his family following the death of his mother. His status is in question for Sunday night as the funeral for his mother is Saturday. Wide receiver Hines Ward (ankle) and tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle) were also limited for a second straight day. Ward said on Wednesday he expects to play. Linebacker Jason Worilds (quad) and nose tackle Chris Hoke (neck) practiced fully once again and neither have shown up on the injury report this week.
For the Ravens on Thursday, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), wide receiver Lee Evans (ankle) and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (thigh) all did not practice for a second straight day. Wide receiver David Reed (knee) was limited Thursday after not working on Wednesday. Guard Ben Grubbs (toe), cornerback Danny Gorrer (thigh), center Matt Birk (neck) and running back Anthony Allen (hamstring) were all limited Thursday for a second straight day. Cornerback Chykie Brown was added to the injury report as limited. Despite missing two practices, Ngata is expected to play Sunday night and Grubbs is expected to return to the starting line-up at left guard.