The Pittsburgh Steelers released their first injury report of Week 9 on Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Baltimore Ravens and as expected, we still don’t have any clarity as to whether or not quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) will be healthy enough to participate in that contest.
Roethlisberger, who had a surgical procedure performed on the meniscus in his left knee just over two weeks ago, is listed Wednesday by the Steelers as being limited during the team’s practice.
“You will have to ask Coach Tomlin,” said Roethlisberger when asked Wednesday morning if he thought he’d be able to play Sunday against the Ravens. “That is strictly his call. I am going to tell him how I feel after today and go from there.”
Not that it helps in deciphering anything, but wide receiver Markus Wheaton reportedly said after Wednesday’s practice that both Roethlisberger and backup quarterback Landry Jones got first-team reps, according to Jacob Klinger of pennlive.com.
As for the rest of the Steelers Wednesday injury report, Wheaton (shoulder), wide receiver Antonio Brown (hip), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Cameron Heyward (hamstring), and safety Shamarko Thomas (groin) all practiced fully. As it stands right now, it sounds like all five players should be able to play Sunday against the Ravens. Heyward and Thomas have both missed the last two games with their injuries while Gilbert and Wheaton have missed the last three.
Like Roethlisberger, running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) was limited on Wednesday. Williams, who has been dealing with a knee issue for several weeks now, did not play in the Steelers Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots and it was the first game he’s missed so far this season.
Not practicing on Wednesday for the Steelers were guard David DeCastro (not injury related) and center/guard Cody Wallace (knee). Wallace isn’t expected to make his 2016 against the Ravens and might ultimately be placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list in the coming days or weeks if his knee doesn’t improve.
Roethlisberger doing some work during the individual periods today pic.twitter.com/LTNRugcBv0
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