Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers playing on Monday night they will have one less day to prepare for their Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts. Short week and all, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday that the team is relatively healthy heading into that game.
During his weekly press conference, Tomlin said once again that tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion), who left the Monday night game in the first half with a concussion, would go through the necessary protocol before being allowed to return to practice.
“We’ll see where that takes us over the course of the week,” said Tomlin of Gilbert.
Tomlin did say that although several players are working through bumps and bruises that they sustained Monday night, he doesn’t anticipate any of them missing game time. He did say, however, that a few might be limited during the early portion of the week.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) both have a good chance of returning to action Sunday against the Colts, according to Tomlin.
“Both guys worked in a limited capacity last week and at the 11th hour we decided to use some other people,” he said. “We’ll give those guys a chance to see where they are this week, but we expect both guys to be extremely close and potentially be available to us.”