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.

  • I wonder if the Giants are scrambling to find game tape on Redmans last game. I think he had over a 100 yards receiving. I bet Redman is pretty hungry to run too after watching Dwyer benefit from the O-Line improvements over the last few weeks..This is gonna be a good one.

  • disqus_gOs9nrutlE

    Who should be the Steelers regular starting RB- Mendenhall, Redman, Dwyer, or Batch??? How about Heath Miller? Yeah I know he’s our All-Pro Tight End – but if he did switch positions from TE to RB at least we would know game in and game out who our starting RB would be! Of all the above mentioned, Heath is the only player who could have played for Chuck Noll!!!

  • SteelSpine

    Whew so glad Woodley & Clark can play in this one. Eli doesnt get sacked often, & I didnt like the odds of VCruz endzone salsa getting Giants crowd loud. Nice too Dwyer back because running game finally got timing figured out. Need all 3 of those because gonna need all hands on deck.

    Of-course would help to have Polomalu also back but we’re never gonna be able to count on that. He gave his body to the NFl, that all-out great style of playing that many years.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Looks like after u wrote that, Dwyer now ruled out. But I get what youre saying I agree with those points.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Heath to running back u must be joking just trying to write crazy to trigger responses. Move that to espn bullboards.

  • disqus_gOs9nrutlE

    Actually it was me venting my frustration with the constant injurys to our RBs and a disguised tribute to the Quality and durabuility of our No. 1 TE… now it looks like its Chris Rainy’s turn to miss game
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