Steelers Injury Report: Cortez Allen Doubtful; Flu Bug Hits Several Players
The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their practice preparations on Friday for their Sunday road game against the Dallas Cowboys and the Friday injury report is now out.
Pretty much as expected, cornerback Cortez Allen (groin) did not practice on Friday and he was listed as doubtful as a result. Allen injured his groin last week in the loss to the San Diego Chargers and is expected to be one of the seven inactive players on Sunday. With both Allen and cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) sidelined, cornerbacks Curtis Brown and Josh Victorian are expected to see a lot of playing time against the Cowboys with DeMarcus Van Dyke dressing for depth purposes.
The flu bug is making its way around the Steelers locker room this week and it resulted in wide receiver Antonio Brown (illness), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (illness), and long snapper Greg Warren (illness) to all miss practice on Friday. Linebacker James Harrison (illness), has been sick all week, but is listed as practicing fully on Friday. All four of the sick players have been listed as probable on the Friday injury report and should play.
Wide receiver Plaxico Burress (not injury related) was a Friday addition to the injury report and is listed as probable after being limited.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip), and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (ankle) all head into the weekend listed as probable after working fully on Friday. This will be the first game back for Woodley after missing the last two with ankle injury.
Tackle Mike Adams (ankle) and guard Willie Colon (knee) have long been ruled out for the Cowboys game along with Taylor. Adams could be back next week for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals while the status of Taylor for that game is still very much up in the air. Colon had surgery on his knee this past Monday and is a candidate to go on injured reserve pending his post surgery outlook.