Steelers Injury Updates
Steelers Injury Updates: Four Miss Wednesday’s Practice
The Pittsburgh Steelers had four players miss practice on Wednesday due to injury and another two were injured as the team began its preparation for its Week 14 home game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Running back Najee Harris (oblique), outside linebacker Malik Reed (back), right tackle Chuks Okorafor (shoulder) and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (toe) all did not practice.
Harris was injured in the Steelers’ Week 12 game at the Indianapolis Colts, but returned to the lineup last week in Atlanta and had one of his best games of the season. Jaylen Warren is Harris’ primary backup, though Benny Snell kept a role last week after he did well filling in for both Harris and Warren in Indianapolis.
Reed played sparingly against the Falcons. He was a late add to the injury report with a back issue. T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith both played over 85% of the team’s defensive snaps, with Reed playing hardly at all.
Watt was also limited on Wednesday with a rib injury. He was limited all of last week, but played through pain on Sunday.
With both Reed and Watt banged up, Jamir Jones is a candidate to move up the depth chart. The Steelers signed former Chargers outside linebacker Emeke Egbule to add to the depth on the practice squad.
Okorafor briefly left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury and was replace by Trent Scott. He returned after missing just one play, but missed Wednesday’s practice. Head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that Okorafor’s status this week is still up in the air.
Ogunjobi has missed practice many times this season with a variety of ailments. He missed on practice last week and was limited in another, but was able to play on Sunday.
Wide receiver Diontae Johnson was listed as limited with a hip injury. He was not on Tomlin’s list of injured players from Tuesday.