Steelers 2017 Week 5 Injury Report: Gilbert Sits Out Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their Thursday injury report ahead of Sunday’s home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and only one player is listed on it as not practicing earlier in the day.

Sitting out Thursday’s practice after practicing fully on Wednesday was starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) and that might not be a great sign for him when it comes to his potential availability for Sunday. We’ll see.

Should Gilbert miss a third consecutive game on Sunday, Chris Hubbard would once again start in his place at right tackle.

Practicing fully on Thursday for the Steelers were safety Sean Davis (ankle), guard Ramon Foster (thumb), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (biceps), outside linebacker Bud Dupree (shoulder), tight end Jesse James (shoulder), inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (shoulder), safety Mike Mitchell (hamstring), and outside linebacker James Harrison (illness). Davis, Foster, Roethlisberger and Tuitt all had sat out Wednesday’s practice while Dupree, James and Shazier were all previously limited.

We’ll see what the final game status reports are on Friday, but judging by Thursday’s injury report, Gilbert currently looks like the only Steelers player with a chance of missing Sunday’s game against the Jaguars because of injury.

  • SeventhHeavan

    Healthy team after 4 weeks. Nice! No excuses against Jags. At home too.

  • Sam Clonch

    Ah man, comeon, Marcus!

  • WreckIess

    Wex said that today was a planned day off for Gilbert to help recover his hammy and he’s still expected to play on Sunday.

  • steeltown

    Thats about as healthy as you can be

  • Michel Smiffi

    These are great news!

  • WARisHELL

    Check Jim Wexell’s twitter feed he says this was a planned day off and he’s expected to play

  • HopeHarveys

    Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t played up to his standards this season. The offense has yet to crank on all cylinders. Ben doesn’t have great chemistry with Martavis, Vance McDonald, or really anyone not named AB. So why do I see he sits out of practice? Isn’t that making a difference in his performance on Sundays?

  • Kathy Murray Selvage

    Seems like a lot of shoulder injuries recently. Could this be because of the use of smaller and smaller shoulder pads through recent years?