Steelers Friday Injury Report – Harrison & Polamalu Questionable; Mendenhall Doubtful

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice session in preparation for their Sunday home opener at Heinz Field against the New York Jets and the final injury report is now out.

Linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) both sat out for a third straight day on Friday and both are listed as questionable. Despite their questionable listing, it is unlikely that either will play.

With Harrison out again, Chris Carter will likely start again at right outside linebacker and share time with Jason Worilds. If Polamalu is out, Ryan Mundy will start at strong safety in his place.

Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) remains out and is listed as such on the Friday injury report as he continues to recover from a torn MCL.

Tackle Max Starks (illness) returned to practice on Friday after sitting out Thursday due to a reaction to a medicine that he took. He is listed as probable. Defensive end Ziggy Hood (back) and running back Jonathan Dwyer (foot) both practiced fully for a second day in a row and are both listed as probable as well.

Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) was listed as practicing fully, but once again is listed as doubtful on the Friday injury report.

  • SteelerDave

    I think it is a mistake to start Carter in front of Worilds who played a much better game against Denver.

  • SteelSpine

    vbarzey & PeeWee above are right on regarding Mundy & Carter. And as for starting Carter insteada Worilds, I too am confused so I assume & hope LeBeau sees something in Carter that I dont yet. I hope Carter starts to show why he is the starter when Harrison out.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I believe the reason Carter is listed ahead of Worlids is because Worlids is still getting into game shape…remember he only started practicing the week before the 1st game.