Steelers Injury Report: G Ramon Foster Added Friday; TE Richard Gordon Ruled Out

The Pittsburgh Steelers have put the wraps on their final practice before traveling out west to play the Oakland Raiders and the final injury report of the week has been released.

Guard Ramon Foster (thumb) was added to the report on Friday with a thumb injury, but practiced fully and is listed as probable.

Also listed as probable and practicing fully on Friday are tackle Kelvin Beachum (ribs), wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (abdomen), tackle Marcus Gilbert (quadricep), defensive end Cameron Heyward (illness), linebacker Jarvis Jones (concussion), defensive end Brett Keisel (ribs), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), linebacker Lawrence Timmons (hand) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (knee).

Despite practicing fully on both Thursday and Friday, tight end Richard Gordon (toe) was ruled out on the Friday injury report. Gordon, who injured a great toe during the first practice following his signing, was inactive last week as well.

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) was ruled out by head coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday and as a result he will miss his third straight game.

  • cencalsteeler

    Gordon release after the Raider game?

  • T R

    During Raiders Game. LOL

  • Eric

    How about now

  • steeltown

    Im not really sure why we don’t carry a young TE on the practice squad that can be promoted if injuries occur instead of carrying 4TEs on the 53man all season long

  • JohnnyV1

    What toe is the great toe? Is that the big toe, and the supreme court allowed a name change? Or is it the toe next to the big toe, which sometimes can be longer than the big toe and may be entitled to the term “great toe”? Just curious.

  • Dr. Doom

    Excuse me sir, Richard Gordon: Yes, Please exit the bus, Richard Gordon: Is there a problem. Yes, you are as of this moment no longer a member of this team and there for you can not ride this bus.

  • 70’s Fan

    I was wondering the same thing. Is this more politically correct crap again?

  • DoctorNoah

    It’s the standard anatomical and orthopaedic term. “Big toe” is casual and not used by doctors. Same with “pinky”. Your fingers are index, long, ring and small. And there is some debate within the community of hand surgeons whether one considers the thumb a finger when numbering, so we don’t usually use numbers. However, it’s standard practice to refer to the first toe as the great toe and proceed with numbers (second, third, fourth, and fifth) after that.

    Any questions?
    N, your resident orthopaedic surgeon

  • JohnnyV1

    Awesome, I did not know that! Thanks Doc! 🙂

  • Shea Fahr

    So basically, his Big Toe is not Great right now being that he is inactive?

  • gene mann

    There is no reason to keep a roster spot for this injured TE.

  • Richard Edlin

    Here I was thinking it was the hallux.

  • DoctorNoah

    Sometimes. Depends. We refer to hallux valgus for bunions, and that’s absolutely valid, but antiquated. We don’t say “Pollux” for thumb either.