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Steelers Injury Updates: Devin Bush, Larry Ogunjobi among 7 to Miss Practice



Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Devin Bush

Seven Pittsburgh Steelers players did not practice due to illness or injury on Wednesday at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex as the team began its preparations for its Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Inside linebacker Marcus Allen (illness), inside linebacker Devin Bush (knee) and offensive lineman Trent Scott (back) were new additions to the Steelers injury list.

Bush is the lone starter of that group. Myles Jack, who was held out of last Sunday’s 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints with a knee injury, was a full participant, and he and Robert Spillane would be in line to start against the Bengals if Bush can’t go.

It’s unclear when Bush was injured. He finished the game against the Saints and was not listed by head coach Mike Tomlin in either his postgame or Tuesday injury remarks.

The same is true of Scott, who played just a couple of snaps as the team’s sixth offensive lineman on Sunday, and Allen, who played all phases of special teams for the Steelers against New Orleans.

Left guard Kevin Dotson was held out of practice with a hip injury detailed by Tomlin on Tuesday. Swing backup Jesse Davis would be in line to replace Dotson if he can’t dress on Sunday.

Outside cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon missed practice again with the hamstring injury that has been bothering him since Week 3.

Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi played through a knee injury on Sunday, but that injury kept him out of Wednesday’s practice. His status for Sunday seems solid, assuming he returns to practice later this week.

Free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was listed as a non-participant, even though he was seen doing individual cardio work before the start of practice. Fitzpatrick had his appendix removed on Saturday and is likely to miss this week’s game, though Tomlin did not rule him out. Damontae Kazee will once again start at free safety if Fitzpatrick cannot play.

Running back Najee Harris, who Tomlin said on Tuesday was dealing with some knee discomfort, was a full participant in Wednesday’s session.

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