Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference and updated the injury situation heading into the Sunday game against the Green Bay Packers.
Tomlin said the arrow is pointed up with defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) right now. Keisel might participate in a limited capacity in practice on Wednesday, according to Tomlin, but definitely will on Thursday. They will monitor him as usual and see where that participation takes them in regard to him playing Sunday against the Packers.
As for linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), Tomlin ruled him out for the Packers game with a right calf injury and his availability is pretty bleak now that he has injuries to both calves. Tomlin has not ruled out placing Woodley on injured reserve, but that decision hasn’t been made as of yet.
Nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) is expected back this week after being forced to miss the game Sunday night with an ankle injury.
As far as other banged up players go, Tomlin expects wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) should all be fine this week.