Steelers estimate only 2 players as limited on Tuesday
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off of a sloppy home loss to the Jaguars where two key players were knocked out of the game. But with their next matchup on Thursday, the Steelers have limited time to game plan and get players healthy enough to suit up.
In the second injury report this week courtesy of Steelers.com, it is an estimated list as the Steelers held a walk through on what would normally be a day off. Regardless, there are still the same six names that appear on the list, with two players estimated as being limited while one would have missed practice.
Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 9
Tuesday, October 31
No. 8 QB Kenny Pickett (Rib) – Limited
No. 23 CB Damontae Kazee (Hand) – Full
No. 26 RB Anthony McFarland Jr.* (Knee) – Full
No. 29 CB Levi Wallace (Foot) – Limited
No. 39 CB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Hamstring) – DNP
No. 97 DL Cameron Heyward* (Groin) – Full
* Designated to return from IR; currently in 21-day practice window
** Tuesday’s report is an estimation, Steelers held walkthrough
With Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin holding his weekly press conference on Monday, he already announced that safety Minkah Fitzpatrick would be out for Thursday’s game. For this reason, it’s not a surprise to see Fitzpatrick would not have practiced Monday or Tuesday.
One player who Coach Tomlin said the Steelers were leaving the door open for is quarterback Kenny Pickett. With Coach Tomlin saying that Wednesday’s practice will be key in determining Pickett’s injury status for the game, it’s no surprise to see that he was listed as limited on Monday had the Steelers held practice. On Tuesday, Pickett was again listed as limited but spoke to the media after practice and said he is playing on Thursday.
Missing this past game due to a foot injury, cornerback Levi Wallace was estimated to be limited both Monday and Tuesday. Another player in the secondary who was projected as limited on Monday was Damontae Kazee with a hand injury. On Tuesday, Kazee was estimated to be a full participant.
Additionally, both players who are in their 21-day window to return from the Reserve/Injured List, Cam Heyward and Anthony McFarland, were both listed as limited on Monday. On Tuesday both players were estimated as full.
As for the Titans injury report, it can be seen here courtesy of Steelers.com.
Tennessee Titans Participation/Injury Report, Week 9
Tuesday, October 31**
No. 66 T Chris Hubbard (Concussion) – DNP
No. 40 CB Anthony Kendall (Knee) – Full
No. 11 WR Chris Moore (NIR – Personal) – DNP
No. 17 QB Ryan Tannehill (Ankle) – DNP
No. 96 DL Denico Autry (NIR – Rest) – Limited
No. 22 RB Derrick Henry (Ankle) – Limited
No. 10 WR DeAndre Hopkins (Toe) – Limited
No. 21 CB Roger McCreary (Hamstring) – Limited
No. 98 OT Jeffery Simmons (Ankle) – Limited
No. 32 RB Tyjae Spears (Ankle) – Full
No. 44 S Mike Brown (Ankle) – Full
No. 0 CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (Thumb) – Full
No. 81 TE Josh Whyle (Concussion) – Full
** Tuesday’s report is an estimation, Titans held walkthrough
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