Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen Ruled Out Friday; TE Heath Miller Listed As Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have submitted their final injury report for their Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears and based on what we have heard over the course of the last few days, it does not include any surprises.

Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) failed to practice again Friday and has been ruled out for a second straight game. Allen injured the ankle in the season opener and we can only assume he has a high sprain.

Running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) worked again on Friday, but as expected, he is listed as questionable on the Friday injury report and not expected to play against the Bears. With Bell likely out once again, Felix Jones will more than likely start Sunday night.

Cornerback Curtis Brown (illness), linebacker Jarvis Jones (heel), defensive end Brett Keisel (calf) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring) all practiced fully Friday and are listed as probable.

As previously reported, tight end Heath Miller (knee) practiced fully again on Friday and he is officially listed as probable on the Friday injury report. Miller will be evaluated Saturday by the team doctors and as of right now he is expected to make his season debut Sunday night baring a setback.

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  • steeltown


  • Bilgewater D

    Cortez is beginning to look like his joints are constructed of popcorn.

  • steeltown

    It may seem that way, but really he’s only missed 3games, this week will make 4games in his young career

  • Bilgewater D

    Doesn’t seem like a lot, until you realize he’s only started 3 games in his career.

  • steeltown


  • Jeff

    Still so surprising that Heath is going to play…. Not gunna complain! Kind of gives us Steeler fans something to at least look forward to…

  • Jason White

    “Obviously” high ankle sprains “and things of that nature” fall under the sh!t happens category. “We’ll wear that” and “move forward with group of guys we have”. #Tomlinism

  • steeltown

    We acknowledge that and we’ll embrace it..we’re working with the guys we have and we’re excited about their opportunity to put their hand in the pile..our expectations haven’t changed.. we expect them to play above the line

  • John Hinton

    in closing, “…the standard is the standard.”

  • T R


  • Rob H

    I hope it’s not a high ankle sprain, they can take a long time to heal…six to seven weeks for an athlete.

  • Nolrog

    I just hope they aren’t rushing him back.

  • Bilgewater D

    I’m not expecting him back until after the bye. Vikings don’t exactly have a stellar air attack.

  • Rob H

    Yeah, the worst thing you can do with those is come back before it’s completely healed, you just re-injure it.

  • alex

    just the sight of him on the field at home will be a charge for players, coaches, and fans…question is, will he get a dozen or so plays or more?

  • Mike Carroll

    Nice job guys. I got a good laugh.

  • Mike Carroll

    I think it seems like more because he was unable to play for part of this preseason and I believe two years ago as well. Not an encouraging sign even if those games don’t count in the standings.

  • Jeff

    Honestly, I don’t think it’s time to get picky on when guys come back from injury… As soon as Cortez is ready to go, I say play him….. In the past as a fan I’ve been cautious, but the steelers are 0-2, we have no luxuries… Let them play of they’re good enough to go