Steelers Injury Report: Roethlisberger To Start, Colon A Game-time Decision

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued practice preparations on Thursday for their game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field and the Thursday injury report is now out.

Not practicing again on Thursday were linebacker LaMarr Woodley (ankle), tackle Mike Adams (ankle), and cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle). Both Adams and Taylor have long since been ruled out for Sunday and it is not looking good that Woodley will make it back this week either.

Safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), safety Ryan Clark (hip), and punter Drew Butler (illness) were also out on Thursday, but all three are expected to be ready by Sunday.

Quarterback Byron Leftwich (rib) also did not practice on Thursday after working on Wednesday, but he is expected to be inactive on Sunday.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) returned to practice on Thursday on a limited basis after sitting out on Wednesday. He should be able to work fully on Friday and was the only player listed as limited.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), tackle Willie Colon (knee), wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ribs), fullback Will Johnson (concussion), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, knee), and wide receiver Mike Wallace (knee) all practiced fully on Friday.

As previously reported, Roethlisberger has been given the green light to start Sunday by head coach Mike Tomlin. Colon said on Thursday that he was able to do everything in practice on and will now wait and see how his knee responds. Colon did say that he suffered a nasty knee bruise on his knee in the first meeting against the Baltimore Ravens and that it has had to be drained a few times since. He deemed himself a game-time decision for Sunday.

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