Steelers 2017 Week 11 Injury Report: McDonald Sits Out Tuesday; Mitchell, Harrison Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers held their first official practice of Week 11 on Tuesday and the team’s second injury report of the week that was released after the session ended includes the same eight players that were listed on the speculated Monday report plus one more.

Practicing fully on Tuesday for the Steelers were quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback William Gay (not injury related), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (not injury related), and guard Ramon Foster (not injury related).

Limited on Tuesday were outside linebacker James Harrison (back) and safety Mike Mitchell (ankle). Harrison missed the Steelers Week 10 game with a back issue while Mitchell left the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts with an ankle injury. It’s still unclear if either player will be able to play Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans.

Not practicing on Tuesday were tight end Vance McDonald (ankle) and cornerback Joe Haden (fibula). Haden has already been ruled out for Thursday night with a broken fibula. McDonald, on the other hand, while not yet ruled out for the Titans game, was still wearing a boot on his injured ankle Tuesday morning.

The Steelers added Martavis Bryant (illness) to the injury report on Tuesday. He did not practice today because of an illness.

The Steelers will practice again on Wednesday and the team will then release their final injury report of Week 11.

  • Stairway7

    Bryant gets sick an awful lot. Isn’t this the 4th time this year he’s missed practice for “illness?”

  • eric

    Possibly his weekly visit with personal Dr? May be part of his mandate for rehab.

  • Stairway7

    If so why not list it as “non football related” or “personal reasons?” They’ve used those designations before.

  • MC

    Man McDonald can’t stay healthy. I really wanna see this guy stack games together cause he can really help this offense out once he’s completely clicking with Ben.

  • The Truth

    Harrison being out is not a big deal. He’s the fifth OLB.

  • Charles Mullins

    …1 step forward 2 steps back for MB…

  • WB Tarleton

    They bring more questions than “illness.”

  • gdeuce

    then why not schedule it when the team doesn’t have practice?

  • Bruce

    McDonald was rolled up on by Conner, so can’t blame him for this one!

  • Rocksolid20

    Needs medical marajuana .

  • Kevin Artis

    I can understand why players do not like Thursday games. I’ve played football at the collegiate level and there is no way my body would be able to recover in three days.

    You played Sunday. You are off on Monday, practice tuesday and Wednesday and game Thursday. You can bet those two practices are basically walk throughs and no hitting. How can you put a game plan together in four days?

  • John

    Correct. The idea for game-planning is these are generally division opponents so you can just dust off the usual plan and spend a little time adding to it. Of course that does not applying here and I would think the Titans have the advantage as Lebeau knows us and Ben very well and we know less about the Titans offense. Finesse, not raw force, usually wins the Thursday games.

  • Conserv_58

    For a man that is reported to have injured his back, Deebo continues to smash it in the weight room. Mike Mitchell should be a game day scratch because I can’t see how he’s going to be ready to ball out on an injured ankle that has been hindering him since he injured it. There’s also the issue of his reported achillies strain that in itself should sideline him. Vance simply can’t get a break in the injury department. His recent injury was courtesy of friendly fire via James Conner.

    Keith Butler going against his mentor, the Jedi Master, coach Lebeau is the real matchup to watch in this game.

  • Conserv_58

    I wouldn’t feel good having to go home to his baby momma.

  • ThatGuy

    This might be where Haley could excel… Haley doesn’t even know what he’s going to call so how will the Titans? Lol.

  • John

    Funny. But maybe true. Haley got credit for the Cardinals almost beating us in the SB. But if you go back and watch that game again, they had no offense until they abandoned whatever Haley was trying to do and just started throwing the ball all over. Very much like what we have had for several years with Haley. If you watch the Rams and Vikings, you can see real coordinating with mismatches being set up.