Steelers Injury Report: Roethlisberger Practices Fully, Brown, Sanders & Wallace Rest

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field on Wednesday as they prepare to host the San Diego Chargers Sunday at Heinz Field and the first injury report of the week is now out.

As reported previously, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (rib,shoulder) looked good on Wednesday and the signs are pointing to him being able to start Sunday as long as his body responds well the rest of the week. Roethlisberger is listed as practicing fully on Wednesday just the same.

Not practicing on Wednesday were wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), tackle Willie Colon (knee), safety Ryan Clark (hip), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), linebacker LaMarr Woodley (ankle), and wide receiver Mike Wallace (knee). None of those players listed should be a surprise as head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Tuesday press conference that those specific players could be limited at the start of the week. Both Woodley and Colon are the only two players that should be considered as questionable for Sunday at this time as the others are expected to be ready to play come Sunday.

Cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) and tackle Mike Adams (ankle) both sat out on Wednesday and both have already been ruled out for the week.

Practicing fully on Wednesday were wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ribs), fullback Will Johnson (concussion), and quarterback Byron Leftwich (rib).

  • steeltown

    Its strange how this injury wheel turns.. a few weeks ago it was all of the RB’s banged up and sitting out of practice.. now it’s all the WR’s

  • kk

    I thought Woodley had an ankle?

  • I thought Woodley had an ankle too. I thought his hamstrings were all healed up.

  • I hope Plaxico gets more reps with Ben, they’ve always had great chemistry.

  • steeltown

    No, that was a couple weeks ago, now its his hamstring (again) its becoming a problem if you ask me. Starting next year he’s making $12-13million a season, not really worth the money when you only play half the games, think about it

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    If he can’t get his butt in shape he needs to go.

  • Matt Lipner

    Glad to see Will Johnson practicing fully. He is a beast out there. I’d love to see him get a few quick goal line handoffs

  • Douglas Andrews

    I agree i saw him in person and dude is wide!! time to switch up the workout routine

  • Douglas Andrews

    Would be nice to see Been with his coveted Big Tall Receiver. Your right they did have some nice hookups in the past

  • If Leftwich practiced, does that mean Charlie is 3rd string? He better not be.

  • Chris S

    No it is his ankle. He got it rolled up on during the Browns game I think it was. Its not his hammy

  • steeltown

    I always wondered about his workout regiment, we all know Harrison and Hood and McLendon and A.Brown and Ike are all workout monsters, I wonder if Woodley takes part in any conditioning or workouts on his own…

  • steeltown

    Right, I just looked back at the Browns post game comments from Tomlin, at that time he referred to it as an ‘ankle’ injury