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4 Steelers unable to practice on Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming out of their first mini bye and are looking to once again stack victories. Heading into the second half of the 2023 season, the Steelers are hoping to get even more of their injured players back sooner or later.

In the second injury report this week courtesy of Steelers.com, there are no new names that appear on the list, but all four players on the list missed practice.

Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 10

Thursday, November 9

No. 39 S Minkah Fitzpatrick (Hamstring) – DNP
No. 50 LB Elandon Roberts (Knee) – DNP
No. 57 DT Montravius Adams Sr. (Ankle) – DNP
No. 97 DL Cameron Heyward (Groin) – DNP

One player who Steelers fans are keeping their eyes on is All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrik. Missing all of their last game after leaving early in Week 8, Fitzpatrick did not practice on Wednesday. On Thursday, Fitzpartrick was once again not able to practice and it is looking more like Steelers fans will have to wait another week for a possible return.

The other player who did not practice for the Steelers on Wednesday was defensive tackle Montravius Adams whose ankle injury knocked him out of the game early last Thursday night. Adams also was not able to go on Thursday which makes his availability much less likely for Sunday.

With inside linebacker Cole Holcomb going on the Reserve/Injured List (IR) on Monday, a concerning sign is seeing the already thin inside linebacker group have a player listed on the report with Elandon Roberts being limited in practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury. What is even more concerning is to see Roberts move in the wrong direction on Thursday where he was unable to practice.

The final player on Wednesday’s injury list for the Steelers to start Week 10 was Cam Heyward with his groin injury where he just returned to the 53-man roster. Seeing Heyward go from limited to not practicing on Thursday is very concerning. But of all the players on the list, the one most likely to overcome missing practice would be Heyward as he was regularly given days off last season. As is typically the case, Friday will determine a lot for Heyward’s availability in Week 10.

As for the Packers injury report, it can be seen here courtesy of Steelers.com.

Green Bay Packers Participation/Injury Report, Week 10

Thursday, November 9

No. 23 CB Jaire Alexander (Shoulder) – DNP
No. 97 DL Kenny Clark (Shoulder) – Limited
No. 20 S Rudy Ford (Calf) – Limited
No. 74 G/T Elgton Jenkins (Knee) – Limited
No. 33 RB Aaron Jones (Hamstring) – Limited
No. 71 C/G Josh Myers (Knee) – Limited
No. 73 T Yosh Nijman (Back) – Limited
No. 76 G Jon Runyan (Neck) – Limited
No. 7 LB Quay Walker (Groin) – DNP
No. 9 WR Christian Watson (Back) – Full

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