Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley Listed As Doubtful; DE Brett Keisel Listed As Probable

The Wednesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it looks as if they will indeed get a few defensive players back Thursday night for the game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) are both listed as probable after both practiced fully again on Wednesday.

It’s a different story, however, for linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), who is almost certain to miss a third consecutive game. Woodley did not practice on Wednesday and is listed as doubtful for Thursday night. With Woodley expected to be sidelined, Jason Worilds will start again in his place at left outside linebacker.

Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) looks as if he will be able to play this week after practicing fully once again on Wednesday. He is listed as probable on the injury report along with tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle).

Nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) was ruled out earlier in the week and he will more than likely be replaced by Al Woods in the Steelers base defense.

  • steeltown

    The season started out so promising for Woodley.. and now, same ol same ol

  • Chad H

    I’m a Woodley fan and I’m disappointed by this. At this point it’s hard for the Steelers to keep him and they can’t afford to cut him either. Injuries are not a players fault but they get old after 3 seasons. Too much money to be in street clothes.

  • steeltown

    Yep, he better have a long and productive season in 2014 or he might be gone by the start of 2015

  • Mike Sweeney

    60 million calf with an additional 11 more days until next game, to be ready. Glad he’s not being missed!!!!

  • Steeler Wheeler

    Always a possibility…so many factors, though. Worilds, Jones, somebody else we’ve never heard of, a restructure this spring to push more money into the future.

    My crystal ball says Woodley restructures this spring, plays in ’15, then takes a pay cut in ’16 to remain a Steeler…and then goes on IR for all of 2017:(

    Everything I’ve ever read about him makes him out to be an outstanding person…of course that doesn’t mean he should play for less because of it…but he knows the value of retiring a Steeler.

  • steeltown

    Paycut, IR and retirement stuff aside, IMO they wont be pushing any more money back with Woodley.. the coaches talked this past offseason about staying on the field, participating, contributing and they (Coach Butler specifically) called out Woodley and Sylvestor for not being able to stay healthy and contribute. You cant help the Team on the sidelines.
    Better players than Woodley have been cut from a Team for failing to stay healthy year after year. He’ll play in 2014 but he needs to have a productive year or he might be around after that

  • Matt Searls

    Idk what’s a bigger disappointment, woodley with another injury? Or Jarvis jones with one sack

  • Elijah Stevenson

    This Is exactly y we need to let Woodly go so we can keep Jason Worilds

  • Andrew Grigsby

    I’m very disappointed with Woodley not being able to stay on the field. But folks relax on Worilds he’s played well these last two games. But its two games. I for one don’t think the Steelers should spend a lot of $$ to re sign him. He’s a average LB at best.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Good thing we have a guy like Worilds that can step in for Woodley. These calf hamstring and ankle injuries are a recurrent theme.

  • tricitysteel

    There is no chance Woodley will be cut because the cap hit is somewhere between 15 and 18 million to do so. Worilds most assuredly be in a different uniform next season. This is just a reality of the present salary cap structure. Hopefully Worilds will have a great rest of the season and help the Steelers reach the playoffs and Super Bowl before leaving.

  • Chad H

    Got to take a pay cut now.