Injury Report

Steelers Injury Report: Mitchell, Polamalu, Spaeth Sidelined Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Wednesday practice as they get ready to host the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Heinz Field and their first injury report of Week 16 includes several expected names.

Not practicing Wednesday were safety Mike Mitchell (groin), safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow). All three of those players finished the game this past Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that both Mitchell and Spaeth will be monitored closely throughout the week.

Limited on Wednesday were center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm). Taylor missed the game against the Falcons, so there’s no guarantee that he’ll play Sunday against the Chiefs. As for Pouncey, he’s expected to be fine come Sunday.

Practicing fully Wednesday were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and linebacker James Harrison (knee). Like Taylor, both Gilbert and Harrison were held out of Sunday’s game against Falcons. However, Tomlin did sound optimistic that both players would be available for this week’s game against the Chiefs.

Cornerback William Gay (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), nose tackle Steve McLendon (not injury related) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related were all given a veteran day off on Wednesday.

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