Steelers Injury Report: Timmons Had Left Hand Fixed; Several To Be Limited Early In Week

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference Tuesday and he rattled off a long list of injuries as the team prepares to take on the Oakland Raiders this coming Sunday.

Tackle Kelvin Beachum (right ribs), defensive end Brett Keisel (left ribs), wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (abdominal strain) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (right knee) could be limited during the early portion of the week, according to Tomlin.

Linebacker Lawerence Timmons (left hand) suffered a broken left hand against the Ravens and currently has a cast on it.

“We fixed it,” said Tomlin. “He has full mobility in all the fingers, but it has been secured with a cast.”

Tight end Richard Gordon (great toe sprain) was termed as questionable this week.

Tackle Marcus Gilbert (right quad) is still having issues with his injured quad, but Tomlin is hopeful he will be able to play Sunday.

Defensive end Cameron Heyward (illness) was sent home sick on Monday and the hope is that he will be able to work come Wednesday.

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) will miss a third straight game this week with his surgically repaired pinky finger.

Linebacker Sean Spence (hand) suffered a hand injury last week that needed to be prepared.

  • steeltown

    Has TE Gordon even practiced with the Team since being signed?

  • Callentown

    Another sign that the team is currently surrounded by a ‘bad injury karma force field’ (causing any player who attempts to come inside to be injured immediately) – just as Sean Spence moves to practice with the team again, he is injured.

    This following the Levi Brown and Richard Gordon acquisitions.

  • Eric

    Gordon practiced 1 or 2 times. I think Spaeth needs to Start practicing by the end of the month or he is out for the year.

  • PoKey21

    Yes, it’s a given that injuries in the NFL are a common occurence but doesn’t it seem like in the last 5 years that the Steelers have had way more injuries than almost every other team in the NFL? Is there anyone that keeps track of injury statistics in the NFL? Does anyone have a ranking of each teams medical staff? A year or two of he injury bug is one thing, half a decade isn’t a coincidence. I guess conditioning could be a factor too. Anything. Thoughts or does everyone feel like this is just the league norm?

  • srdan

    I think it’s hard to gauge the injury bug on other teams. If a Levi Brown or Richard Gordon were injured on the Eagles, it’s hard to hear about it unless you sign on to a similar website to SD for another team.

    I live where people love the Eagles and Giants. I like to listen to Eagles talk radio. It’s hilarious. One week they are going 15-1, next week they are drafting Bridgewater.

    But think about losing your starting qb Vick and then the backup Foles. It’s hard to say that the Steelers have it worse than the Eagirls. Keep Maclin in mind as well.

  • PoKey21

    You can correct me if I’m wrong but I do believe the Steelers managed to accomplish the feat of losing Ben and their backup QB last year at some point in time. The injury thing may just b paranoia but hey it just feels like a constant battle year in and year out lately.

  • steeltown

    I think its League wide.. and I think a lot of it has do with the new CBA and the offseason and regular season practice rules and guidelines. No more two-a-days and only 14 padded practices allowed PER SEASON. I think players are not game ready, their conditioning suffers and sound tackling skills suffer without full speed padded drills on a regular basis

  • PoKey21

    I do agree that the new CBA rule could have a lot to do with the poorer condition that the players seem to be in. High school teams have at least 3 times as many contact practices than the pros! I think there needs to be a study done on injuries on a team by team basis. I think the comparisons would be interesting. One could also probably backdate and compare injuries from a few years before the new CBA too.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I assume this means JJ is 100%.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Coming to the Pittsburgh Steelers is like the Bermuda Triangle for football players.

  • treeher

    Agree 100%, and I’ve made a couple of similar points in the past. Additionally, I think that the frequency/severity of injuries has risen in direct proportion to the humongous salaries these guys are making now. Can’t say I blame them, either.

  • r4kolb

    Looking like Moye will have a chance for redemption. Money on Ben throwing to him to give him a chance to redeem himself.

  • Ahmad

    Not too bad of an injury list IMO. Considering the laundry list of injuries the Steelers have had the last couple of years, I’ll take it.

  • Steeler Wheeler

    This simply stems from the fact that the QB and the star safety give the
    Steelers everything they have physically, which makes them ‘injury
    prone’ I’d bet the rest of the injuries are on par with everyone else.