Steelers Injury Report: Roethlisberger, Woodley, Leftwich & Adams All Out As Expected
The Friday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out as they prepare to take ion the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Despite trying to throw this past week and give hope that there was a chance that he would play in Baltimore, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, rib) was ruled out by head coach Mike Tomlin on Friday. Roethlisberger is reportedly still having problems with arm strength and hopefully another full week of healing will allow him to be ready for the game next week against the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field.
Also ruled out on Friday, as expected, were linebacker LaMarr Woodley (ankle) and tackle Mike Adams (ankle). Jason Worilds will start in the place of Woodley at left outside linebacker, while rookie Kelvin Beachum will start at right tackle in place of Adams. Quarterback Byron Leftwich (ribs) was also ruled out on Friday after failing to practice all week.
Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ribs) and guard Willie Colon (knee) are both questionable on the Friday injury report. Colon worked on Friday after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday and the hope is that he will be ready come Sunday. If Colon winds up being unable to play the Steelers will move center Maurkice Pouncey to left guard and Doug Legursky would then play center. Cotchery is not expected to suit up on Sunday.
Practicing fully again on Friday were wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), tackle Max Starks (back), and nose tackle Casey Hampton (illness). all four players are listed as probable and expected to play on Sunday. Brown admitted that his ankle is still sore, but that he will just have to push through it.