Steelers 2017 Week 14 Injury Report: Brown, Watt Added On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their second injury report of Week 14 and the Thursday offering includes two new names on it that weren’t on the Wednesday report.

First, and as expected, linebacker Ryan Shazier (back), linebacker Tyler Matakevich (shoulder) and cornerback Joe Haden (fibula) all missed Thursday’s practice.

Shazier, as most of you all know by now, is still in a Pittsburgh hospital after undergoing a spine stabilization surgery Wednesday night. He will likely be placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list in the near future. Matakevich and Haden are both not expected to play Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. Haden has been sidelined since Week 10 while Matakevich suffered his shoulder injury this past Monday night.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (toe) was added to the injury report on Thursday after failing to practice earlier in the day. Brown ended last week as questionable after failing to practice on Friday and Saturday but still played every offensive snap Monday night.

The Steelers also added outside linebacker T.J. Watt (knee) to the injury report on Thursday after he was limited during practice due to a knee injury of some sorts.

Practicing fully again on Thursday were tight end Vance McDonald (ankle) and safety Mike Mitchell (ankle) and it’s looking more and more like both will be able to play Sunday night against the Ravens. Mitchell sat out the team’s most recent game with his injury while McDonald has been sidelined since Week 10.

  • FATCAT716

    AB had a hard time walking up to the post game podium I knew then it would be much of the same

  • steeltown

    It’ll be good to get Vance and Mitchell back out there. I think we’ll see Harrison if Watt is hampered and with Moats playing ILB

  • treeher

    I haven’t heard a thing about matter cabbages injury

  • Lee Foo Young

    Who is ‘matter cabbage’?

  • heath miller

    all of a sudden we went from one of the most healthy teams to a banged up (and suspended ) mess

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  • nitrous12

    Kind of figured it would catch up with us. And of course it’s gotta happen to really key players.

  • Jason

    I’m assuming Matakevich and it’s either the worst attempt at a nickname ever or and odd auto correct entry.

  • Matt Manzo

    Matter cabbage! That’s a good one!

  • Matt Manzo

    This Ravens game is turning into a “get the back ups playoff ready” type of game!

  • Rob H

    Will be great to get Mitchell and McDonald back out there. We’ll need McDonald’s blocking and route running against their defense, and Golden is a complete trainwreck in coverage.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Getting Mitchell back is big. I hate the Steelers’ depth at safety. There, I said it. Fingers crossed that Haden is close.

  • treeher

    that’s what happens when you speak into the phone

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    You are not alone. I too hate our safety depth. I thought Wilcox would help, but eh.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Yeah, safety is a definite consideration for the Steelers’ next #1 pick.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I know he won’t, but if we can get Ben to commit to nxt year safety may be our 1st pick with a TE or ILB not far behind.

  • Obi Ryn Denobi

    For a Week 14, you can hardly complain about this list. Shazier withstanding of course, it’s been a relatively nice and quiet year this year, for the first time in at least a decade.

  • Steve

    McDonald IMO has been a bust. Seems like the guy has been hurt every week and he really has not shown us much as a TE, catching or blocking. Will give you that JJ is a terrible blocker but McDonald comes off the field also, when a block is needed.

  • Steve

    Haden is a CB not safety.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Yes, I know. That was more, “And speaking of the health of the secondary…”

  • StolenUpVotes

    I really hope it is auto correct based on prior conversatons lol

  • Guillermo Garcia-Gomez

    Have to hope that’s not gonna linger into the playoffs (seems like it will unless he can rest 1-2 weeks). We were so healthy all year and now we are seeing what other teams have been dealing with all year.

  • heath miller

    and at ravens patriots time ..

  • GravityWon

    I’m guessing Watts injury is minor, but id rather he missed Ravens game than Pat’s. Holding the edge is more important against a RB like Collins. Plus Harrison can get to Flacco.

    TJs pass coverage abilities are more important against Brady.

  • GravityWon

    Trainwreck implies a hit. Golden usually misses.

  • Q Fourtyfive Unowho

    Maaan I’m in tears lol

  • FATCAT716

    That’s why we have to get one of those bye weeks

  • FanInExile

    At the risk of sounding remarkably crass, and looking at the glass 1/10 full, this is an excellent opportunity for Martavis to shine. Healthy, something to prove, depth chart superiors ailing or suspended, hated division foe up next, battle on for playoff positioning…I can’t think of a “better” (what a terrible term in this context) setup for a career revival. Believe me, I’d way prefer the circumstances that prevailed when MB was complaining about his role, but I’d also prefer regular lottery winnings and a month-long vacation in Europe.

  • Lil Smitty

    One of my favorite qoutes today: “auto correct is my worst enema”
    Matter cabbages is a great auto correct.

  • FanInExile

    The “Dirty Red” moniker (not the player) has now been placed on IR. Matter Cabbage it is.

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Concerned about this toe.

    Signed, Franco

  • treeher

    Actually, it’s auto-incorrect.