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Steelers Get Massive Boost with Positive Injury Report



Steelers RB Najee Harris
Steelers RB Najee Harris against the Cleveland Browns, Sept. 19, 2023 - Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers injury news on Wednesday came with improved information, as multiple players were upgraded to full participation. But the safety position, in particular, looks like a barren wasteland. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee) and Trenton Thompson (neck) did not practice for the second straight day. Fitzpatrick is out this week, but Patrick Peterosn believes Thompson will play.

In addition, the team will get some help from Elijah Riley, who is back from a high ankle sprain. Riley is a versatile defensive back who could play, and he logged a full practice on Wednesday. Safety Keanu Neal (rib) remains out for the foreseeable future.

Defensive lineman Cam Heyward, in the concussion protocol, took the next steps to return from the injury. Heyward practiced in a full capacity, meaning that he is in a good spot to return despite being in the protocol.

Other players who returned to practice were Najee Harris (knee) and Isaac Seumalo (shoulder). Those guys seem like players who will not practice or be limited for most of the week but will play as they have the last two weeks. Harris was full and Seuamlo was limited.

Kenny Pickett continued to practice on Wednesday in a limited fashion. The quality of his participation will determine if he ends up playing. Mike Tomlin said Thursday in the big day for him. Meanwhile, Broderick Jones (ankle) and Pat Freiermuth (knee) both practiced in a full capacity on Wednesday.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
TE Pat Freiermuth Knee Dec. 19 Unknown Active, FP on Wed.
LG Isaac Seumalo Shoulder Dec. 19 Day to day Active, LP on Wed.
OT Broderick Jones Ankle Dec. 19 Unknown Active, FP on Wed.
RB Najee Harris Knee Dec. 19 Day to day Active, FP on Wed.
DT Cam Heyward Concussion Dec. 16 Day to day Active, FP on Wed
SS Trenton Thompson Neck Dec. 16 Day to day Active, DNP on Wed.
FS Minkah Fitzpatrick Left knee Dec. 16 Week to week Active, OUT vs CIN
QB Kenny Pickett R high ankle sprain surgery Dec. 3 1-2 Weeks Active, LP on Wed.
DB Elijah Riley High ankle sprain Nov. 19 Day to day IR (Wk. 16), FP on Wed.
SS Keanu Neal Rib Nov. 12 Week to week IR (Wk. 15), OUT vs CIN
ILB Kwon Alexander Achilles Nov. 12 Out for season Injured reserve
ILB Cole Holcomb Left knee surgery Nov. 2 Out for season Injured reserve
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