Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen And RB Le’Veon Bell Both Practiced Fully On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their last Wednesday practice prior to leaving for London to play Minnesota Vikings this coming Sunday and the first injury report of the week includes some very good news.

Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) practiced fully on Wednesday and it is indeed looking like he well return to action this week after missing the last two games with an ankle sprain that he suffered in the season opener.

Running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) also practiced fully during the Wednesday session and baring a setback, he should be able to make his NFL regular-season debut against the Vikings.

Also working fully was nose tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring), who has been battling a minor hamstring strain since the season opener.

Defensive end Brett Keisel (hamstring), however, did not practice on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Mike Tomlin did say on Tuesday, however, that both Keisel and McLendon should be good to go for the Vikings game.

  • John Hinton

    Keep the good news coming! Now it’s time to start stacking W’s.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    13-3 anybody???

  • Xclewsive

    I’d say 10-6 w/ a outside shot of 11-5. The Steelers are a team that thrives off adversity. Every season it’s something different suspensions, injuries, schedules it’s always been something that motivates this team. I think starting 0-3 is that motivation this teams needs.

  • steeltown

    I like the optimism

  • Jeff

    This is good news I can’t wait to see Bell play…… I don’t care if it’s limited snaps, it’s just nice to see us get some healthy bodies back

  • Jason

    Man X I hope you’re right about them thriving off adversity because there sure has been enough of it these last 2 years. To say we can go 11-2 the rest of the way is extremely optimistic if not crazy but I admire your optimism. I just question if a team that finds new ways to lose every week can reel off a winning streak simply because of the return of an untested rookie rb and a corner who can’t stay healthy for 2 qtrs. In the case that I’m wrong I’ll gladly accept it. Lol

  • Thomas Rancy

    no excuses and no room for error now.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Would be nice but undefeated the rest of the way? I’d be pretty giddy

  • Douglas Andrews

    I’d take it for sure but it would mean at least 10-3 the rest of the year. Impossible? no. We could easily have been 3-0 this year if it were not for all the turnovers who knows. Go Steelers!


    Neither of them have made it two quarters which is very disconcerting. Go Steelers – maybe playing in another country will excise us of all this negative mojo

  • Xclewsive

    Each season teams going through losing streaks for the most part it’s in the latter part of the season. This season for the Steelers it came at the beginning and I know the Steelers have some tough opponents but they are all flawed just like the Steelers.

  • NW86

    Oh it wouldn’t just be because of those 2 guys. It would have to do with the young O-Line improving and getting more comfortable with the new scheme, Ben playing better and making fewer mistakes, Heath getting back to full strength, the D finally getting a couple balls bouncing their way, and generally playing some weaker teams than they have the last few weeks. Yeah, it’s a lot of IFs, but they’re all entirely possible. We will see – let’s see if we can get one W first.

  • Xclewsive

    Off the top of my head I know the Steelers face the Pats, Pack, Ravens x 2, Bengals, Lions. Going 3-3 or better against this group could decide the season.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Gonna need to get the running game going to beat alot of those teams but i see some win’s there.

  • Xclewsive

    Just getting a lead in a game can help the running game. Get up on some of these teams and see the difference in the running game.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Playing from behind is not one of this teams strengths of this years team. Would be nice to see us get up on some teams. We need to start winning the TOP battle. Would make our D even better.

  • Mike Carroll

    The Steelers have the league right where they want them! Now, that most people have written them off, I expect the team to respond well in the underdog/longshot role. They’ve improved every week so far and will break into the win column in London.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Hopefully LeVeon is motivated by that guy on the other side. Really want to see what this kid can do since they raved about him in practice. Sorry guys but those two o-line tackles have it hard for me to predict anything above 9-7.

    Never believed in Gilbert and Adams pleaded to be on this team and I think we know why. Can they get better? I’m hopeful. Would prefer a verteran replacement but nothing available.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Im thinking this might be the sign of a turnaround i thinking we are gonna see mire of wheaton this game also

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Hopefully we can get spence back after the bye week

  • Callentown

    If we lose this one, in London against the 0-3 Vikings, well, maybe it would be more appropriate to play in the CFL.

    Vikes starting QB out and passing D is atrocious AND has additional injuries to that unit.

    HOWEVER, how is it possible that everyone is now talking about winning out? Huh? Man, nice optimism but gotta stay near reality. This Steelers team is not going to now suddenly have everything in place and win all of the remaining games.

    You’re thinking of PAST Steelers teams, not this one.

  • Jazz

    Hey, 13-3? I will take it, but I’m not that optimistic about this squad. The O/L has to be one of the all time worst for the Steelers. That’s were it all starts too; those two tackles are horrible! Colbert and Tomlin both should be reprimanded.