Steelers Pregame Injury Report Versus Colts
The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night in their second preseason game of the 2012 season and below is a pregame look at the Steelers injury report heading into the game
FB David Johnson (knee) – Johnson tore up his knee during the first drive last week and is done for the season. He has had surgery already and was placed on the injured reserve list after being waived injured.
RB John Clay (calf) – Clay suffered a season ending calf injury when the Steelers got back to work early this past week. Like Johnson, he was placed on injured reserve after being waived injured.
OLB James Harrison (knee) – Harrison remains on the PUP list and had his left knee scoped this past week to remove what is believed to have been a bone spur behind his knee cap. The hope is that he will be ready by the start of season.
OLB Jason Worilds (wrist) – Worilds, like Harrison, remains on the PUP list after having offseason surgery on his wrist. Linebackers coach Keith Butler said this past week that the best case scenario is that Worilds will be ready by week 1.
T Max Starks (knee) – Starks was removed from the PUP list this past week but was unable to practice in pads for the first time until Friday. Starks said that he is not close to playing yet and thus will sit out against the Colts.
RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) – Mendenhall was removed from the PUP list on Friday and will not play. The latest word is that he will start to be eased into contact over the course of the next few weeks.
NT Casey Hampton (knee) – Like Mendenhall, Hampton was removed from the PUP list on Friday and will be slowly worked back into practice.
P Jeremy Kapinos (back) – Kapinos has been sidelined from some time now and there is a bit of news floating around that he needed surgery done of some sorts done on his back. Kapinos reportedly was spotted kicking a soccer ball around during the week. He will not play against the Colts.
RB Isaac Redman (hip/groin) – Redman is dealing with a hip and/or groin injury reportedly, but test revealed that he will not require surgery and he could possibly return to practice as early as next week.
RB Jonathan Dwyer (shoulder) – Dwyer finally practiced towards the end of the week after being limited with a shoulder sprain that suffered last week in the first preseason game. He is expected to start Sunday night with Redman sidelined.
T Mike Adams (knee) – Adams returned to practice during the week wearing a knee brace after suffering a sprained knee and ego in his first preseason start last week. While it is believed he will play Sunday night, he will not start as Marcus Gilbert is expected to get some first team reps on the left side this week.
ILB Sean Spence (ankle) – Spence dinged his ankle in practice during the week, but reportedly only missed one practice as a result. He is expected to play right now and see time once again with the second team unit.
T/G Chris Scott (ankle) – Scott suffered a minor ankle injury as well this past week in practice, but it appears he will be able to play Sunday night.