The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field again on Thursday as they continue to prepare for their must-win game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals and the second injury report for the week is now out.
Cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) did not practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday with his hip injury that he re-aggravated in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday. It was reported after practice on Wednesday, however, that Lewis injured his knee while stepping in a hole on the practice field, but Lewis told the media on Thursday that he still intends to play.
Safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) followed his usual protocol by not practicing again on Thursday. This has been the schedule used for the Steelers safety since he returned from his calf injury. He is expected to practice fully on Friday just as he has done the last few weeks.
Tackle Mike Adams (ankle) was limited for a second consecutive day on Thursday as he looks to return from his ankle injury suffered in the loss to the Cleveland Browns. Adams is unlikely to be ready by Sunday so Kelvin Beachum will make his fourth straight start at right tackle
Cornerback Cortez Allen (groin), defensive end Cameron Heyward (not injury related), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (rib), and defensive end Al Woods (illness) all practiced fully on Thursday. Sanders said on Thursday that he is still experiencing some soreness but appears to be on track to play after suffering a cracked rib early in the loss to the Cowboys. Allen also appears to remain on track to play after he sat out this past Sunday with a groin injury.
Cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) once again sat on Thursday and he has long been ruled out for Sunday.