The Pittsburgh Steelers released their first official injury report for their 2016 regular season opener against the Washington Redskins on Thursday and as expected, several players who head coach Mike Tomlin termed as being day-to-day earlier in the week are included on it.
According to the report, defensive tackle Daniel McCullers (knee), defensive end Cameron Heyward (ankle), defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (quad), safety Shamarko Thomas (groin), and tackle Marcus Gilbert (elbow) all practiced fully on Thursday. That’s great news and especially for Heyward, who suffered a high ankle sprain during the team’s third preseason game.
Several players, however, didn’t practice Thursday and they were: fullback Roosevelt Nix (back), center Cody Wallace (knee) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder). Nix missed several preseason games with his injury while Wallace suffered a knee injury during the team’s second preseason game. Despite his shoulder problem, Wheaton is currently expected to play Monday night
Cornerback Senquez Golson (foot), as expected, has already been officially ruled out for Monday night’s game as he is still several weeks away from being able to resume practicing after needing surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury that he suffered early on during training camp.
Practice rept: Mathews, Shamarko, MGilbert, Heyward, Hargrave all participate fully. Nix, Wallace, Wheaton, Golson didn't practice.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) September 8, 2016