The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice and their daily injury report includes quite a few changes from the one they released on Wednesday.
Not practicing again on Thursday was defensive end Stephon Tuitt (knee) and that now puts him in serious jeopardy of missing the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tuitt sprained a knee in the Steelers Week 6 win over the Arizona Cardinals and he’s failed to participate in a practice since then.
After being limited on Wednesday, safety Will Allen (ankle) and quarterback Mike Vick (hamstring) both failed to practice on Thursday and that means that both will likely miss Sunday’s game against the Bengals.
Things are looking better for cornerback William Gay (shoulder), however, as the veteran was able to practice Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. Gay hasn’t missed a game during his long career, so barring a setback, we can probably expect him to play Sunday against the Bengals.
As expected, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) practiced fully again on Thursday. Roethlisberger is looking to play on Sunday for the first time since he injured his left MCL back in Week 3. As you can see in the video below provided by Pennlive.com, Roethlisberger was throwing a rugby ball during the portion of practice that was open to the media.
Linebacker James Harrison (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) and tight end Matt Spaeth (not injury related) all returned to practice on Thursday after being given a veteran’s day off on Wednesday.
Linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game due to a knee injury that suffered last Friday in practice.