Steelers 2017 Week 3 Injury Report: Watt, Gilbert Both Sit Out Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of their Week 3 Sunday road game against the Chicago Bears and the team’s daily injury report includes some good news when it comes to several players.

Tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) and outside linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) both failed to practice on Thursday and that now means there’s a good chance both players miss Sunday’s game against the Bears.

Gilbert had failed to practice on Wednesday and with him likely out Sunday, Chris Hubbard will likely start in his place at right tackle. As for Watt, he was listed as limited on Wednesday so he’s definitely not moving in the right direction.

Limited on Thursday was tight end Jesse James (ankle) and he’s moving in the right direction being as he sat our Wednesday’s practice. We’ll now have to wait and see if he’s able to practice fully on Friday.

Practicing fully on Thursday were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), center Maurkice Pouncey (illness), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), outside linebacker Bud Dupree (shoulder), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (biceps), tackle Jerald Hawkins (knee), and safety J.J. Wilcox (concussion).

Tuitt is perhaps the biggest name of that group of players being as he’s a starter and missed the team’s Week 2 game against the Minnesota Vikings with his biceps injury. If he practices fully again on Friday, he’ll likely play Sunday against the Bears.

Wilcox continues to stay in the right direction and that’s great news being as he’s trying to return from a concussion suffered in Week 1.

  • PghDSF

    Anyone report whether Harrison or Chickallo is running with the 1st team?


    Chris Hubbard should play well in Gilberts place, I’m not worried about him. What worries me is if Al or Chris have to come out/get injured. Then there’s an issue.

  • KiJana Haney

    I would doubt that the steelers would release that information.

  • ryan72384

    Bummed about TJ. Hope it’s not going to be a lingering groin problem. Bud better bring it Sunday.

  • Chad Weiss

    Tuitt practcing woot woot !

  • KiJana Haney

    Rest players nursing injuries now so that they are around for the more important games

  • Reader783

    Who is the backup tackle now? Feiler or Hawkins? ie who is getting the helmet on Sunday?

  • Wow, a lot of guys are sick. Hopefully they don’t have what AV had last week. If they do that does not bode well for this weekends game…

  • If last week was any indication probably Chickillo.

  • Reggie Cunningham

    Time to tune up James this Sunday

  • MC

    Tuitt fully on Thursday certainly is big news. Man I really wanted to see some more Watt this weekend. I’d be very disappointed if Harrison doesn’t get snaps again.

  • Kevin artis

    “includes some good news when it comes to several players.” what good news? we are missing two starters. Gilbert and Watt.