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Steelers See Concerning Injury Report on Thursday



Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth on Sept. 10, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers came into the week with a clean bill of health, but Thursday raised some concerns for the Steelers. Star pass rusher T.J. Watt missed practice with a new heel injury that likely was sustained during the team’s padded Wednesday practice. If he can not go, Markus Golden will probably take over. However, while Nick Herbig (quad) is in line for more snaps, he was also limited on Thursday with that injury.

In another concerning development, tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) took a step back after practicing in full on Wednesday. On Thursday, he only practiced in a limited capacity. That is never good with a soft tissue injury, but the team will hope that Freiermuth is okay and plays on Sunday.

The rest of the players, including Dan Moore Jr., James Daniels, Pressley Harvin III, Diontae Johnson, and Anthony McFarland, all practiced fully. Daniels said his groin was fully healthy and ready to return against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Rams ruled out Kyren Williams with his ankle injury. Running back Ronnie Rivers went on injured reserve with a PCL sprain. They have yet to name a starting running back.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
OLB T.J. Watt Heel Oct. 19 Unknown Active, DNP on Fri.
OLB Nick Herbig Quad Oct. 18 Day-to-day Active, LP on Thurs.
TE Pat Freiermuth Hamstring Oct. 1 Multiple weeks Active, LP on Thurs.
LT Dan Moore Jr. Right MCL sprain Oct. 1 Week-to-week Active, FP on Thurs.
RG James Daniels Groin Sept. 24 Day-to-day Active, FP on Thurs.
P Pressley Harvin III Right Hamstring Sept. 24 Day-to-day Active, FP on Thurs.
RB Anthony McFarland Knee Sept. 13 Day-to-day IR-R, FP on Thurs.
WR Diontae Johnson Left hamstring Sept. 10 Day-to-day IR-R, FP on Thurs.
DT Cam Heyward Core muscle surgery Sept. 10 Multiple weeks Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Out for season Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right ACL tear Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve