Steelers 2017 Week 4 Injury Report: Bryant, Foster Sit Out Again Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium and according to the team’s Thursday injury report, they still have a few injured players who might be forced to sit out the AFC North division contest.

Not practicing again on Thursday were wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness) and guard Ramon Foster (thumb) and now you have to wonder if both will be healthy enough to play Sunday against the Ravens. Should Bryant wind up not playing, perhaps he’s the player wide receiver Justin Hunter will replace. It was reported earlier on Thursday that Hunter expects to dress and play against the Ravens.

As for Foster, who suffered his thumb injury in the Steelers Sunday road loss to the Chicago Bears, he would likely be replaced in the starting lineup by B.J. Finney if unable to play against the Ravens.

After sitting out Wednesday’s practice, safety Mike Mitchell (hamstring) and safety Sean Davis (ankle) were both limited during the team’s Thursday session. We’ll now have to wait and see if both players are able to practice fully on Friday. Both were injured in the Sunday loss to the Bears.

After practicing fully on Wednesday, tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) was limited on Thursday and that’s a concern. Gilbert missed the team’s game against the Bears and Chris Hubbard started in his place at right tackle. Like Davis and Mitchell, Friday will be a key day for Gilbert when it comes to speculating if he’ll play against the Ravens.

Outside linebacker Bud Dupree (shoulder) and tight end Jesse James (shoulder) were both limited again on Thursday. We’ll see what happens on Friday, but if both are able to go full, odds are good they’ll both play against the Ravens. Both players finished the game against the Bears even though James was forced from the game for a little while with his shoulder injury.

Practicing fully on Thursday were outside linebacker T.J. Watt (groin), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (biceps), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), and running back Le’Veon Bell (not injury related).

Watt missed the Steelers game against the Bears with his groin injury while Tuitt has missed the last two games with his biceps injury. Currently, both players are expected to play against the Ravens barring Friday setbacks.

  • Cullen James Riley

    Called it about Justin Hunter/Martavis Bryant.

  • 太阳三联

    This is gonna be a shxt-show of a game

  • 太阳三联

    Prolly a total of 20 points scored 😂

  • Darth Blount 47

    Defensive injuries are trending up and up. That’s good.

    Offensive injuries are trending down, down, down. That’s, uhmm… no bueno.

  • Thomas

    Practicing fully Ben and Bell, (not injury related) what?

  • Ken Krampert

    Are we ever healthy when we play this team? I literally dread this game every year, as we are destined to play this crap team….like crap.

  • Jeff McNeill

    Ben seems to rarely practice on Wednesday.

  • Jeff McNeill

    No team is ever healthy. I am glad the Steelers are not nearly as hurt as the Ravens.

  • Ravens have at least 10 guys on IR. Their best offensive player in Marshall Yanda went to IR last week.At this very moment, we are infinitely healthier than the Ravens. *knocks on wood*

  • NW86

    Ben and Bell were given Wednesday off (not injury related). So this report is just following up and saying that they did practice fully today. It didn’t even really need to be stated on the injury report but any time a players misses one day, they report on him the rest of the week.

  • srdan

    My type of game

  • srdan

    Called what?

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Bryant likely either has the flu or a stomach bug. Either he’s running a fever and/or he has the sort of symptoms that you don’t want, ahem, “coming up” during game time!

    After all, the Steelers are playing the Ravens, not the Browns. (I’ll show myself out.)

  • pittfan

    and when?

  • Bruce

    Gilbert is the main injury that concerns me, Finney plays well at guard if Foster can’t go. We can live if Bryant is out for 1 game, and the rest should play.

  • Michael Martin

    Ben needs to practice with some speakers blasting fake stadium noise until he can actually hit the side of a barn while on the road.

  • FanInExile

    I’m struck when, while playing at Heinz, Ben’s voice echoes throughout the stadium, since the fans are so well trained. I almost wish they were louder when the Steelers have possession so the home / road volume discrepancy isn’t as large.

  • Bryan Ischo

    and who cares?

  • nitrous12

    Never seems to matter…see Ryan Mallet game