Steelers Injury Report: Sanders Has A Lateral Meniscus Injury; Wheaton Fractured A Finger

During his Monday press conference following the Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation heading into Week 17.

According to Tomlin, linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) has a knee sprain that will have him questionable for the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns. They’ll see how much he’ll be able to participate and they will leave the light on him for now.

Linebacker Jarvis Jones (illness) is looking better on Monday after being forced to miss the Packers game because of the flu.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) has a lateral meniscus injury that will make him questionable for the Browns game as well. Like Garvin, there is more optimism with him than was initially anticipated.

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) suffered a fractured finger during the game. That will be splinted and taped to another one beside it, according to Tomlin.

Linebacker Jason Worilds (abdominal) suffered an abdominal injury against the Packers that could slow him during the early portions of the week. They will see how he pushes through that.

  • Lamarr56

    Is this the same finger Wheaton broke before? Is he going to play through it?

  • steeltown

    Hmmm.. maybe have a Moye sighting this weekend against Cleveland

  • steeltown

    Probably know more after tomorrows press conference

  • Rick M

    These 2 finger fractures by Wheaton are troubling (i.e. is he injury-prone). One is not troubling, but 2 in the same season? As has been asked, I wonder if it is the same finger or another. I know finger injuries can and do happen to receivers. But they’re not all that common.

  • WilliamSekinger

    More than likely lazy fingers. WRs are constantly hand fighting, slapping grabbing pulling punching CBs to get off the LOS. Not to mention catching bullet passes from QBs. If he has lazy fingers… I E fingers that stay seperated instead to together it could be a problem.

  • T R

    Damn what’s up with Wheaton fingers. Damn.

  • Ken

    Either Wheaton is not getting open or he is on Ben’s bad santa list.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Well Dang Wheaton I was hoping he’d get some valuable playing time week.

  • steeltown

    Nevermind, seems he had the presser today

  • Virdin Barzey

    Boy it doesn’t take much for some you to go straight downhill on a guy. Good gravy, Wheaton’s a rookie and probably getting adjusted to life in the NFL. It not like we need him right now. Next year, that’s a different story.

    We needed to get as much as we can out of Sanders since I highly doubt he will be back next year. Now that he’s injured for the last game its time to use Bell in the passing game and get Moye off the bench. Wheaton will be okay.

  • steeltown

    Sort of Wallace-esk isn’t it.. im not trying to bash the guy but Sanders getting injured and quite possibly missing the last game is oddly familiar. Would love to see Moye get some snaps in this game

  • johnhoien

    Drink more milk. Eat more chicken.. & do some open handed ( make sure you keep your fingers together) slapping in the off season on some cold meat ( preferably in a meat locker)… You know Rocky style… Sing eye of the Tiger while doing this.. Everything will be fine.. Repeat several times daily.

  • Dan

    No kidding. Hope his girlfriend isn’t a Catholic.

  • Don2727

    Man, another finger!

  • T R

    hell i see if he caught a hard cold ball and broke but hell i aint even know he was in the gameā€¦

  • Elijah Stevenson

    but again Wheaton if it is the same finger then the injury may be worse than before with Sanders out Ben will need a second receiver to pass to.

  • steeltown

    I think the plan is to purely splint it and tape it, meaning he may actually participate, makes me think its not the same finger

  • Betz Smiff

    Is it just me or does it seem like Wheaton has more broken fingers this season than he has catches?? This guy is who the Stillers are counting on as a #2 next year???