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Steelers Injury Updates: T.J. Watt, Jaylen Warren Questionable vs. Falcons



T.J. Watt

Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt and running back Jaylen Warren are both questionable against the Atlanta Falcons for Sunday’s matchup.

Watt was thrown into the bumps and bruises group at the beginning of the week, but it appears an injury to his ribs has kept him limited all week. Logging three straight limited practices, Watt stands a decent chance of suiting up against the Falcons, but if he can not, Malik Reed will start once again.

Meanwhile, Warren practiced for three days in full while returning from a hamstring injury. He is officially questionable, but his participation in practice bodes well for his potential participation in the game on Sunday. Warren missed their Week 12 matchup against the Colts. He said earlier in the week that he will play.

Ahkello Witherspoon will miss his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury. He has only played in four games, and only suited up in three full games. The nagging hamstring injury continues to frustrate Witherspoon as he tries to return to the football field.

Meanwhile, Najee Harris is back for the game. He left early on Monday with an oblique injury and even went to the hospital to get checked out. However, after logging a limited practice on Friday, it appears that Harris is cleared and has the green light to return. Miles Boykin, who missed Monday’s game with an oblique, will play as well.

Larry Ogunjobi (Toe), Myles Jack (Knee), Robert Spillane (Oblique), Mason Cole (Foot), Benny Snell (Knee), and Minkah Fitzpatrick (Ribs) all were limited in some way over the week. However, they all do not have injury designations for the game and practiced fully on Friday. They will all suit up.

For the most part, the Steelers are healthy. The looming health of T.J. Watt will the key to watch as Sunday approaches, and DeMarvin Leal potentially being activated could throw another wrinkle into the equation.

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