Steelers Injury Report: Dwyer & Mendenhall Both Doubtful; Woodley Probable
The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final practice on Friday in preparation for their Sunday game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
The final injury report for the week is now out, and as expected, safety Troy Polamalu (calf), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) have all been officially ruled out for the game Sunday.
Linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) practice on Friday and told the media that he plans on starting Sunday after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday.
The news is not so good for running back Jonathan Dwyer (quad) as he failed to practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. He is listed as doubtful on the Friday injury report as is running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles), who continues to be limited by his strained Achilles suffered against the Tennessee Titans. With both players likely to be held out Sunday, running back Isaac Redman (ankle) will most likely get the start after practicing fully again on Friday. Redman is officially listed as probable on the Friday report.
Running back Baron Batch (shin) looks good to go for Sunday as well as he is listed as probable after returning to practice on Friday.
Safety Ryan Clark (concussion) and linebacker Brandon Johnson (hamstring) are also both listed as probable after both practiced fully again on Friday. Clark will start at free safety after leaving the game in the third quarter last Sunday against the Washington Redskins with a concussion.