Steelers Injury Report – Mendenhall Practices Fully, Brown Still Down With Ankle

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday to begin their preparations for the Sunday night game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.

The first injury report of the week is now out and it shows that safety Troy Polamalu (calf), wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), linebacker Chris Carter (abdomen), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (shoulder), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder), and tackle Max Starks (ankle) did not work on Wednesday.

Polamalu, Roethlisberger, Brown, and Gilbert are not surprises as none of the four are likely to play Sunday night. Brown is hoping to be able to practice come Friday, but should be considered a long-shot to play right now. Roethlisberger was ruled on Wednesday, while Polamalu and Gilbert certainly will not suit up once again.

Limited on Wednesday were cornerback Curtis Brown (quad), safety Ryan Clark (concussion), and cornerback Ike Taylor (illness). Clark looks like he is on course to play Sunday night after being tested for a concussion following the win over the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night.

Running back Rashard Mendenhall (achilles) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) practice fully and that is a good sign that both might be able to play Sunday night. Mendenhall has been inactive since injuring his Achilles back in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, but has been able to work in practice the last few weeks on a daily basis.

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