The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without safety Troy Polamalu (knee) Sunday against the New York Jets as head coach Mike Tomlin ruled him out for this week with a knee sprain during his Tuesday press conference.
Polamalu injured his left knee late in the second half of the Sunday night game against the Baltimore Ravens when he was rolled up from behind after missing an attempted tackle.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were also ruled out for the Jets game by Tomlin. Both were injured Sunday night. Thomas injured his other hamstring this time.
Safety Ross Ventrone (hamstring) enters the week listed as questionable. Tomlin says he’s making progress with his injured hamstring and they’ll leave the light on for him this week.
With Polamalu out this week, veteran safety Will Allen is expected to start alongside Mike Mitchell.
Veteran cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) will have a CT scan Tuesday to determine how he’s progressing. He will continue to be limited until cleared by the doctors. He’s getting close.
I anticipate him being a partial participant in practice and continue to work himself back into form. But we’ll wait to see what the CT scan says before we change anything regarding him,” said Tomlin.