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Steelers Injury Report: Five Players Miss Practice



Pressley Harvin warms up at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 18, 2022. (Mitchell Northam / Steelers Now)
Pressley Harvin warms up at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 18, 2022. (Mitchell Northam / Steelers Now)

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are banged up heading into their Week 5 against the Ravens, with five players missing practice due to injury. However, Kenny Pickett did log a full practice on Thursday after suffering a knee injury against the Texans. He vowed to play on Sunday and practiced without a knee brace on Thursday.

His offensive line, however, is banged up. Mike Tomlin already ruled out Dan Moore Jr. with a knee sprain. That will give Broderick Jones his first career start. Right tackle Chuks Okorafor is suffering from an elbow injury. He fully practiced on Thursday. Meanwhile, Mike Tomin did express optimism around James Daniels, but he missed Thursday’s practice after missing Wednesday as well with a groin injury.

Cole Holcomb popped up with a back injury and practiced in a full capacity during Thursday’s session. Punter Pressley Harvin III did not practice with a right hamstring injury, meaning that practice squad punter Brad Wing is still in line to play against Baltimore if Harcin can not play. Tight end Pat Freiermuth is doubtful this week with a hamstring injury and did not practice. Darnell Washington, Connor Heyward, and Rodney Williams will play more in his place.

Alex Highsmith is a surprise inclusion in the report. He suffered a groin injury at some point and did not practice with that injury. In his place, Markus Golden and Nick Herbig will see work.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
OLB Alex Highsmith Groin Oct. 5 Unknown Active, DNP on Thurs.
LB Cole Holcomb Back Oct. 1 Unknown Active, FP on Thurs.
OT Chuks Okorafor Elbow Oct. 1 Unknown Active, FP. on Thurs.
DE DeMarvin Leal Concussion Oct. 1 Unknown Active, LP on Thurs.
TE Pat Freiermuth Hamstring Oct. 1 Multiple weeks Active, DNP on Thurs.
QB Kenny Pickett Left knee bruise Oct. 1 Day to day Active, FP on Thurs.
LT Dan Moore Jr. Right knee sprain Oct. 1 Week to week Active, DNP on Thurs.
RG James Daniels Groin Sept. 24 Day to day Active, DNP on Thurs.
P Pressley Harvin III Right Hamstring Sept. 24 Day to Day Active, DNP on Thurs.
RB Anthony McFarland Knee Sept. 13 Week to week Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
WR Diontae Johnson Left hamstring Sept. 10 Week to week Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
DT Cam Heyward Core muscle surgery Sept. 10 Multiple weeks Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
DB Josiah Scott Undisclosed Sept. 13 Undisclosed Practice squad IR
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Out for season Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right ACL tear Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve