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Steelers Injury Updates: Diontae Johnson Questionable, Highsmith to Play

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PITTSBURGH — The Steelers will walk into Cincinnati relatively healthy for their Week 1 game, but star wide receiver Diontae Johnson is questionable for the game.

Diontae Johnson suffered a shoulder injury against the Detroit Lions on a deep pass from Mitch Trubisky. He was limited in action on Monday as he started to work back. There is no word on if Johnson can play on Sunday. Still, Mike Tomlin said that ‘participation will be our guide’ in regards to Johnson’s injury. There are some limitations that he could have leading up to the game as a result. That will make his status questionable.

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Alex Highsmith suffered a rib injury nearly a month ago during training camp. Since then, he practiced in short spurts, but never fully got going. Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that Highsmith will have no limitations and is a full go on Sunday. So, the Steelers should be relatively healthy heading into Cincinnati.

Other than those two players, Tomlin listed no other guys as questionable or even doubt. That could be a good sign for players such as Montravius Adams, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Arthur Maulet, and others that were banged up but likely slated to play Week 1. All things considered, Pittsburgh should feel good about their overall team health for a critical divisional game on the road.

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