Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu & Woodley Sidelined Tuesday As Expected

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Tuesday after having Monday off in preparation for their Thursday night game on the road against the Tennessee Titans.

The Steelers did not practice on Monday and only had to turn in a participation estimation report because of the short week, but the Tuesday report is now out per Will Graves of the Associated Press.

As expected, safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) both did not practice on Tuesday. Polamalu is certain not to play Thursday night after reinjuring his right calf early in the Sunday game against the Philadelphia Eagles and Woodley is doubtful at best after suffering a mild right hamstring on Sunday.

Linebacker James Harrison (knee), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) and running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) were all limed on Tuesday, but all three are expected to play against the Titans.

  • SteelerDave

    James Harrison and Troy Polamalu are and have been the two biggest, most feared impact players we have on defense. Without either our defense goes from being the best in the league to being at best average. Given their age and injury history we must draft, trade up to draft, their future replacements asap or we most definitely will see our beloved Black n Gold go from being perennial playoffs to being just another team.

  • SteelSpine

    Amen. All along I’ve thot priority in next draft is safety then OLB, our picks 1 & 2. Should also tho bring in a veteren safety(ies) because cant count on a rookie safety to be immediate help early next regular season.
    – Safety: I’m shocked we didnt bring in any vet safety last offseason to backup Troy given Troy’s injury history we knew Troy might be done, we’re paying the piper now for that. For next season we have only possible future FS in Robert Golden & zero at SS.
    – OLB: Hopefully Worilds continues the good game he had against Iggles, & if he does then maybe will re-sign him. Plus Robinson & Brandon Johnson will get a chance to compete again at OLBs in preseason next year. All that means maybe we can use our 2nd or 3rd rounder on OLB insteda 1st round which we are desparat for safety. But please Steelers brass dont count on Chris Carter to solve OLB next year which you did this year.