Steelers Injury Report: Woodley Doubtful; Keisel And Foster Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now submitted their final injury report for the week as they prepare to take on the Detroit Lions Sunday at Heinz Field and it looks like they could possibly be without the services of at least two key starters.

Not practicing for a third straight day were linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and guard Ramon Foster (ankle). Both Keisel and Foster are listed as questionable while Woodley is listed as doubtful.

Of the three, Keisel probably has the best shot at playing as he attempts to fight through plantar fasciitis in his foot. With both Woodley and Foster not expected to play, Guy Whimper would start at left guard and Jason Worilds would get the nod at left outside linebacker.

Practicing fully on Friday and listed as probable are tackle Kelvin Beachum (hip), guard David DeCastro (ankle), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), tackle Mike Adams (ribs) and center Fernando Velasco (knee).

Safety Shamarko Thomas has long been ruled for the game Sunday after suffering a high ankle sprain in the game last week.

  • steeltown

    Worilds plays well on the Left side, more than anything just glad DeCastro and Velasco are a full go

  • Avoid Lloyd

    Woodley’s annual, mid-season calf injury. Get ready for this to linger and equate to limited production the rest of the year.

  • Matt Manzo

    Please God, noooo!

  • chris ward

    It seems like the Steelers offensive line has been cursed with injuries ever since Alan Faneca left.

  • whisn

    Desperately need Foster to Play,…the other two Meh…

  • Dan

    I suppose he is one of the lesser weak links on the chain, but I’m not sure he is so much better than any practice squad guy X that we desperately need him to play. Although looking at his overhanging gut, I’m sure his grocery bill is pretty big, so I hope he keeps his paychecks coming.

  • NW86

    Troy is the one that has had yearly calf injuries. Woodley has had hamstring and ankle trouble more than anything. Both have been healthy all year up until this point, I’ll bet nobody would have bet on that.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Well, with all these injuries, looks like the season will be completely shut down after this game. Would be a surprise if we somehow muster a win. Go Steelers.

  • dennisdoubleday

    I just don’t understand the lack of appreciation for Woodley. The guy is elite. He is leading the team in sacks and hurries, so we will definitely feel it in a week when pressure is really important to keep the ball away from Megatron.

  • Nolrog

    That’s fine. Then Jarvis Jones will start every week. I have no problem with that at all.

  • Nolrog

    I really don’t like the match up at all. Stafford is playing well, and Megatron will give us fits. Plus Suh on the DL should be in the back field all day.

  • Bob Graff

    Believe it or not i think this match-up should be pretty close. The steelers are on the way down and the Lions are trying to become a playoff team. There records may be different but the Steelers are at home and that should give them a little nudge towards even-ness. I expect a pretty close game that could go either way. Do the Steelers win and try to battle to the end or will the Lions prove they can beat the old guard.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    We need Woodley for his pressure just hope JJ finds a pass rush.

  • alex

    you mean something other than an outside speed rush in which he gets pushed out toward the cheerleaders which we dont even have

  • Shannon Stephenson

    yep…that about sums it up