The Thursday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers has already been released and it shows that running back Chris Rainey practiced fully. According to Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times on Twitter, Rainey says that he suffered a cracked rib in the game against the New York Giants, but that he intends on playing Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chris Rainey told me that he is playing Monday vs Chiefs and that one of his ribs is cracked
— Mike Bires (@mikebires) November 8, 2012
Rainey injured the rib when he was tackled on a kickoff return by Adrian Tracy with under two minutes left to go in the third quarter. Rainey seemed fine after the hit but later collapsed coming off the field near the Steelers sideline. The rookie running back stayed down for several minutes before being helped off of the field in obvious pain.
Should Rainey indeed suit up Monday night, he will likely be wearing extra protection around his midsection. It is unclear if he will be able to perform his return duties and head coach Mike Tomlin might decide to let Emmanuel Sanders handle them for the game to save extra wear and tear on Rainey.