Steelers Injury Report: JuJu Day-To-Day With Bone Bruise; Finney Dehydrated

The Pittsburgh Steelers apparently dodged a few more injury bullets over the course of the last two days of training camp practices.

According to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin at the conclusion of Thursday’s practice, rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a bone bruise during Wednesday’s practice and he is currently day-to-day with that injury.

“We’ll see what he looks like tomorrow,” Tomlin said of Smith-Schuster, who reportedly underwent an MRI Thursday morning.

For what it’s worth, Smith-Schuster was on the field Thursday even though he was unable to practice.

As for Steelers backup interior offensive lineman B.J. Finney, who needed to be carted off the practice field Thursday, Tomlin said he suffered from dehydration and that’s certainly great news.

As for other injuries, both old and new, Tomlin really didn’t have much say.

“Couple of other bumps and bruises out there, minor things,” Tomlin said. “All of them day-to-day. Nothing’s really changed from a medical perspective.”

Tomlin was later asked if there’s currently a timetable for when linebacker Ryan Shazier will return to practice.

“There is none,” Tomlin said.

Tomlin was also asked about center Maurkice Pouncey, who has missed quite a bit a training camp practice time with some sort of leg injury which reportedly might be a deep laceration of some sort.

“I’m not getting into the details,” Tomlin said. “It’s day-to-day. He’ll be back out shortly.”

The Steelers will wrap up their 2017 training camp with one final practice on Friday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and then play their second preseason game on Sunday.

  • Ray

    Careful what you wish for with being happy it’s only dehydration. Can cause a lot more problems than a bruise or sprain

  • Jaybird

    Get Finnster an IV and some bananas and he’ll be fine . Great news.

  • Steel Your Face

    Aren’t we all day to day…

  • derp_diggler

    More like minute to minute in some cases.

  • Jaybird

    I’m just happy to wake up breathing and not having my 401 k wiped out.

  • Wayne’O

    Good news on Finney

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  • dany

    This team is getting really lucky with injuries. Whatever they’re doing, keep it up

  • pittsburghjoe


  • pittsburghjoe

    Check back tomorrow.

  • PaeperCup

    Bone bruises can be a difficult recovery, I remember when Ben had an MCL sprain, but it was the bone bruise that was the bigger concern.

    Either way, could have been way worse, so good news.

  • PaeperCup

    That’s deep.

  • Ace

    Sucker is humming right along in this market isn’t it

  • Jaybird

    Today certainly was a bit of a down day. I think a major pullback is coming, maybe it’s already happening. Oh well , it’ll be a buying oputunity .

  • Steel Your Face

    That’s what she said.