Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel And LaMarr Woodley Both Listed As Not Practicing On Thursday

The Thursday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in and it includes some pretty discouraging news as far as two defensive starters go.

Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) failed to practice once again and it’s looking like he might very well miss his second consecutive game of the season. Also not practicing on Thursday was linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf). Woodley was limited on Wednesday, so it appears as though he might have had a setback with his injured calf. Should he be unable to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Jason Worilds would once again start in his place at left outside linebacker.

Limited for a second straight day was linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) and he remains doubtful for the Browns game.

Practicing fully on Thursday were guard Ramon Foster (ankle), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), center Fernando Velasco (knee), tackle Kelvin Beachum (hip) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot). Foster is trending in the right direction after missing the game last week and the Steelers sorely need him back at left guard against the Browns.

Rounding out the Thursday injury report is safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle), who failed to practice once again and is doubtful to play this week.

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  • MC

    luckily we have capable backups in those positions. I think Worilds is gonna build on his performance last game and Hood has something to prove and thats a contract at the end of the year.

  • Eric

    Exactly, it is almost a scripted set-up for both Hood and Worlids to prove themselves in their contract year.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Woodley’s injury is becoming annual like Polamalu who has been healthy this year, knock on wood. After beating Detroit without these guys, it makes you wonder about the talent we really have.

    I can’t see last weeks o-line combo doing the same thing this week in pass pro. We have got to get run blocking down this game. LeVeon is more than capable if given lanes to run. There was none last week.

    Needless to say, Ben needs to continue to get rid of the ball quickly and put it in the hands of the playmakers like AB. Also Heath is due for a breakout game this year. This is a trap game so they better come strapped.

  • steeltown

    Hood has something to prove after being demoted. He had a good game last week, hopefully he comes with another strong performance.

    The Sylvestor thing is getting alittle ridiculous, could’ve been a prove yourself year for him after being brought back, but yet again his name ends up on the injury report

  • Ahmad

    I didn’t expect Woodley and Keisel to play this week anyway. In the mean time, they should rest up and get some extra film study on the Ravens.