Steelers Injury Report: Harrison, Polamalu, Mendenhall & Sylvester All Out Against Raiders
The Friday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is in as Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest reports via Twitter that linebacker James Harrison (knee), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) and running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) all are out for the game Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Wide receiver Mike Wallace (groin), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee), running back Jonathan Dwyer (toe), tight end Heath Miller (abdomen), tackle Marcus Gilbert (groin) and quarterback Byron Leftwich (illness) are all listed as probable after practicing fully. Tackle Mike Adams (back) is listed as questionable.
With Harrison and Polamalu still sidelined, the Steelers figure to once again platoon Jason Worilds and Chris Carter at the right outside linebacker spot, while Ryan Mundy will start once again at strong safety. Dwyer is reportedly suffering from some sort of turf toe problem, but did practice fully on both Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. While Sylvester was able to practice this week, it appears that his season debut will come after the bye week. The same goes for Mendenhall, who has been practicing fully for some time now.