Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference and here is the injury report he provided for the upcoming week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Tomlin said that they will take the same approach this week with safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and linebacker James Harrison (knee) as they did last week. Tomlin said they are simply going to work day-to-day with those two and see how their bodies respond to work. They will start with informal workouts and work up to practice at some point and see where it all leads to. Tomlin says both are of course assets, but that he focuses on players who are healthy and preparing.
Running back Jonathan Dwyer (toe) has a turf toe injury that could limit him during the early portion of the week. Tackle Marcus Gilbert (groin) has a right groin strain and he could be limited early in the week as well. Tight end Heath Miller (rib) has a rib cartilage separation that could also limit him early in the week.
Tomlin said that linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) is moving back closer to game readiness. They are going to practice him this week and he will be in the same category as Polamalu and Harrison. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is on the same path according to Tomlin, who said that they are going to “thud” the running back around some this week when they put the pads on. Tomlin said that he has done a nice job of running and cutting at full speed as of late.