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Steelers Injury Updates: Daniels Practices, Heyward Running



Steelers DT Cam Heyward
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward runs at practice on Oct. 10, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers right guard James Daniels returned to practice on Tuesday after missing two weeks with a groin injury. Daniels was injured in the team’s Week 3 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, though he was able to finish that game.

He then missed all of the next two weeks of practice and each of the team’s next two games, with Nate Herbig replacing him at right guard. In the Steelers’ only practice scheduled for this week, Daniels was able to return in some capacity, as seen in this video. The Steelers are not required to release injury reports with full or limited designations during their bye week practices.

Elsewhere on the practice field, defensive tackle Cam Heyward and wide receiver Diontae Johnson were running under the watchful eye of head coach Mike Tomlin and the training staff. Johnson, who is dealing with a left hamstring injury, said that he will return when the Steelers get back to action in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Heyward is expected to miss more time with his injury. He was thought to need eight weeks to recover after his Week 1 injury and ensuing core muscle surgery, but said he feels like he will return sooner than that timeframe.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
DE DeMarvin Leal Concussion Oct. 1 Unknown Active
TE Pat Freiermuth Hamstring Oct. 1 Multiple weeks Active
LT Dan Moore Jr. Right knee sprain Oct. 1 Week to week Active
RG James Daniels Groin Sept. 24 Day to day Active
P Pressley Harvin III Right Hamstring Sept. 24 Day to day Active
RB Anthony McFarland Knee Sept. 13 Day to day Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
WR Diontae Johnson Left hamstring Sept. 10 Day to day 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