T.J. Watt made his return to practice in a limited basis, but four other Steelers players missed Wednesday’s practice season with injury.
Watt, who injured his left hip and knee in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions and did not practice at all in the week leading up to the Steelers’ Week 11 game at the Los Angeles Chargers, made his return to practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited basis.
But he was not joined on the field by other players that head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday he was hopeful would be able to participate this week.
Cornerback Joe Haden has also been out since being injured against the Lions. He missed his fourth straight practice session with a left mid-foot sprain.
Tight end Eric Ebron and center/guard J.C. Hassenauer were both injured against the Chargers. Ebron injured his knee late in the game, and reportedly could need surgery. Hassenauer has a pectoral injury. Neither player participated in Wednesday’s session.
Right guard Trai Turner also missed practice on Wednesday with a new knee injury that had not been previously reported.
Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick remains on the COVID-19 Reserve List and did not practice.
Defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk, who was hurt in practice last week and missed the Chargers’ game, was able to return to work in a limited capacity.
Defensive tackle Cam Heyward was given the day off. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger worked in a limited capacity.