Steelers 2017 Week 6 Injury Report: Marcus Gilbert Practices Fully On Wednesday

The 3-2 Pittsburgh Steelers are now readying themselves for a late Sunday afternoon road game against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and once it again it appears as though the team is still very healthy heading into their sixth game of the season.

While the Steelers first injury report of Week 6 does show that a few players sat out Wednesday’s practice, neither of them appear to be in jeopardy of missing Sunday’s game against the Chiefs as we sit here today.

Sitting out the Steelers Wednesday practice were Maurkice Pouncey (chest) and guard Ramon Foster (back). Both players played every snap in the Steelers Sunday home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and thus there’s currently no reason to think either offensive lineman will miss the Week 6 road game against the Chiefs.

Limited on Wednesday was inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (quad). Shazier played all 54 defensive snaps against the Jaguars and will likely practice fully come Friday.

Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) practiced fully on Wednesday and he has since said that he expects to play against the Chiefs. Gilbert has missed the Steelers last three games with a hamstring injury. With Gilbert sidelined, Chris Hubbard has been starting at right tackle in his place.

In other news, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apparently practiced fully on Wednesday as he’s not listed on the team’s injury report. Roethlisberger has sat out the last several Wednesday practices.

 

  • NW86

    Whew, that’s a clean injury report! Looks like no pure “veteran days off” this week, as it should be.
    Also, barring an injury in practice it looks like your post last week about all starters potentially playing might come true this week. No excuses for not being able to beat KC.

  • srdan

    I think people are underestimating the impact of Gilbert not being there for 3 games. He is our best offensive lineman.

  • Crowned

    Ben done lost his veterans day off privileges.

  • Rob

    besides the fact that they have the best record with wins against some of the best teams in the league, and would be a challenge regardless, no, there is no excuse

  • Rocksolid20

    Am I wrong or didn’t Gilbert practice fully last Wed. ?

  • srdan

    You are right. And then not on Thrusday and they called it a vet day off. Playing games.

  • srdan

    When ben gets his timing down with new comers, I’d be willing to give them back. Until then, get some reps son!

  • They definitely misses his run blocking.

  • Stairway7

    Hope Gilbert can make it. Hubbard has been horrible. And it’s good to see Ben out there on a Wednesday too.

  • steeltown

    Yea I’d say it’s about time you start practicing on Wednesdays with the rest of your Team

  • Darth Blount 47

    Last week I commented how wonderful this news was. Then, it turned out head-games were being played and Gilbert sat out the rest of the week. So this time I’ll just simply say………………. ….. …. .

  • MC

    Hubbard hasn’t filled in for Gilbert as well as he did last year. We need Gilbert back in there bad. Good to hear Ben practicing Wednesdays, he clearly has a lot of work to do with his offense.

  • MC

    I haven’t. He’s been our most consistent lineman the last few years when healthy.

  • Mark

    I wonder how much input does Ben have in game planning. I hope we put in some new wrinkles with reverses and 1 linemen screen passes

  • John Pennington

    If Gilbert cant go get Hubbard some help on the right side to give Ben more time in the pocket because it seens he having leg problems not moving around to good looks real slow back there.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Yeah John that was ugly watching Hubbard vs Fowler 1 on 1 with no help. Not sure why the Steelers didn’t help him out he surely needed help.

  • Steve

    Pass blocking also. Hubbard was ok but not of the quality of Gilbert.

  • At this point I am sick of seeing the Steelers run Screen passes. They run them way to often for minimal gain or worse negative yards. Just wasted plays in my eyes. They can throw in some mesh routes or throw to the flats occasionally and in my opinion those would be well more successful then the Steelers screens have been

  • The run to the right behind DeCastro and Gilbert a lot. There has been noticeably less running room to that side without Gilbert.

  • gdeuce

    who looks real slow?