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Steelers Injury Updates: 4 Players Limited, McFarland Sits Out



Steelers RB Anthony McFarland
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 10, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are a banged-up team, but aside from Diontae Johnson and Cam Heyward, it seems the team escaped a disaster with other players on the Steelers injury report. DeMarvin Leal and Pat Freiermuth were both fine and expect to play on Monday. Both were limited participants on Thursday while dealing with their triceps and chest injuries.

Meanwhile, Johnson was at practice on Thursday off the side. He did not practice, and Mike Tomlin noted that they will wait as long as they can until they decide on their injured reserve statuses. But those players are nonfactors this week. In other injury news, the Steelers got some good news for the most part.

James Daniels was only limited after suffering an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Miles Boykin was in a walking boot after the game on Monday and fully participated in Thursday’s practice, so much so that he is not on the report. Larry Ogunjobi remained limited on the defensive line with a foot injury that has nagged him for an entire month.

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As far as other news, Chuks Okorafor is in concussion protocol. By Monday, he must clear concussion protocol and all five steps to play against the Cleveland Browns. He was limited on Thursday. Broderick Jones would be set to get his first career start in his absence.

Running back Anthony McFarland popped up with a knee injury, forcing him to miss practice unexpectedly.


PlayerInjuryDate PrognosisRoster Status
RB Anthony McFarlandKneeSept. 13UnknownActive, DNP Thursday
DE DeMarvin LealTricepsSept. 10Day to dayActive, FP Thursday
RT Chuks OkoraforConcussion protocolSept. 10Day to dayActive, LP Thursday
RG James DanielsFoot/ankleSept. 10Day to dayActive, LP Thursday
TE Pat FreiermuthChestSept. 10Day to dayActive, LP Thursday
WR Diontae JohnsonRight hamstringSept. 10Week to weekActive, out this week
DT Larry OgunjobiRight footAug. 9Day to dayActive, LP Thursday
DT Cam HeywardCore muscle surgerySept. 10Multiple weeksInjured reserve
DB Josiah ScottUndisclosedSept. 13UndisclosedPractice squad IR
LB Chapelle Russell IIKneeAug. 11Out for seasonInjured reserve
CB Cory TriceRight ACL tearAug. 1Out for seasonInjured reserve
RB Alfonzo GrahamTorn right labrumJuly 29Out for seasonInjured reserve
DT Renell WrenTorn right Achilles tendonMay 17Out for seasonInjured reserve
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Dirk Miller
Dirk Miller
September 14, 2023 5:09 pm

Inclined to say the game could not have been worse — but I know that is asking for things to go even worse so I won’t. But wow — between offense, defense, and injuries it was a bad, bad game.

Roberta J Campbell
Roberta J Campbell
September 16, 2023 6:55 am

It definitely was a horrible game and add the injures that came our of the game this is the 1st game of the season. I know injuries are part of the game but I can’t help but wonder Der if the players union isn’t part of the problem to keep fighting for them to have shorter off season workouts and pre season games is this hurting the players not giving the time to get their bodies in condition for the season. Just praying things turn around play wise and injuries wise.

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