Steelers Rams Thursday Injury Report Week 16 – Pouncey & Roethlisberger Sit
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their practice preparations on Thursday for their upcoming game Saturday at Heinz Field against the St. Louis Rams and the Thursday injury report is now out. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ankle), running back Mewelde Moore (knee) and cornerback Curtis Brown (knee) all sat out out practice again today. Center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) also sat out on Thursday as well after being limited on Wednesday. Pouncey may have suffered a setback with his ankle and Scott Brown reported via Twitter that Pouncey was a little testy today when asked about his status today. He did say that he was frustrated according to Brown. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians told the media that both Roethlisberger and Pouncey are in the same boat and both will be game-time decisions Saturday. Both Moore and Brown are not expected to play Saturday and Moore likely will be out next week against the Cleveland Browns as well after he suffered an MCL sprain Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) was limited on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) was limited for a second straight day as well. Sanders said on Thursday he hopes to get back to 100 percent by the time the playoffs start, so he will likely sit out again on Saturday. Rookie linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) was added back to the injury report on Thursday after being limited in practice. He will likely sit out again as he continues to battle the hamstring injury that he has fought for most of the season.
For the Rams on Thursday, quarterback Sam Bradford (ankle), quarterback A.J. Feeley (thumb)and cornerback Justin King (shoulder) were out once again. Bradford is considered doubtful for the game. Cornerback Josh Gordy (abdomen) returned to practice and did some work. Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he\’s not 100 percent but he\’s expected to go.