Steelers Versus Panthers: Pregame Injury Report
Here is a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report for their Thursday night preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
Isaac Redman – Redman, who has missed the last two games with a stinger, will not play Thursday night against the Panthers and will end the preseason with two carries for seven yards. Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that he knows what Redman can do and that wants to get a good look at the other running backs on the roster instead.
Le’Veon Bell – Bell has ditched is walking boot but figures to be sidelined at least a few more weeks with his mid foot sprain. Being as the second-round draft pick didn’t need surgery, there is a possibility that he could be ready prior to the bye week.
LaRod Stephens-Howling – Like Redman, Stephens-Howling has missed the last two games. The running back had suffered a grade on MCL sprain, but all signs point to him being able to play Thursday night. We shall see.
Reggie Dunn – Dunn suffered a shoulder injury in the game Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs and it is unknown if it will keep him sidelined Thursday night.
Isaiah Green – Green was forced to sit out the game against the Chiefs with an unspecified injury and the hope is that he can get back on the field Thursday night. Being as he was not waived injured on Sunday, it’s a pretty good sign that he should be able to play.
Heath Miller – Miller remains on the PUP list and will not play against the Panthers. However, Tomlin did mention him during his injury rundown and said they would talk a good look at him when they get back from Carolina. It sounds like he will be activated to the roster on Saturday.
Matt Spaeth – Spaeth is still recovering from his Lisfranc surgery and will not play against the Panthers. He is three weeks removed from his surgery and not expected to be ready to play until after the bye week.