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Report: Najee Harris Avoids Significant Abdominal Injury

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Najee Harris did not suffer a significant abdominal injury on Monday against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Harris was ruled out quickly after suffering the injury and heading into the locker room. However, it appears that a significant long-term injury was avoided with the injury. Rapoport did not give anything definitive in regard to Harris’ status for Pittsburgh’s Sunday matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Still, his status it at least up in the air.

“His status this week is up in the air, and he’ll be reevaluated as the practice week goes on,” Rapoport wrote.

On Tuesday, Mike Tomlin said that the update on Harris was minimal. His practice participation will continue to be their guide to see if he could potentially return against the Falcons. Tomlin did say he could be inclusive earlier in the week to try and allow players to get more tread before Sunday’s matchup. It is possible that Harris could fall under that category.

“I may do some things globally in terms of how we work on a Wednesday, for example, in an effort to be inclusive and bring the preparation to some of those guys who are a little bit less than ready to start the physical work,” Tomlin said. “That’s nothing new. That’s just life for us and life for anyone that’s coming off of Monday night ball.”

Najee Harris was on pace to have a solid game. He suffered the injury in the middle of the second quarter but put up 35 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries up to that point in the game. Jaylen Warren is also dealing with a hamstring injury that held him out against Indianapolis. As it stands, Benny Snell could be in line for a starting role after an impressive performance in relief of both against the Colts.

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