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Hargrave Practices, Assures Hand Injury Is Minor

Not that it had the feeling of being a concern after Thanksgiving’s win over the Colts, but Javon Hargrave confirmed his hand injury is not serious.

According to the Trib’s Chris Adamski, Hargrave said he practiced today and considers his injury to be relatively minor.

As Adamski tweeted out though, Hargrave does have his right hand wrapped. It’s unclear when Hargrave was injured in Thursday night’s victory.

He has taken control of the starting nose tackle job and has gotten a big increase in snaps following Cam Heyward’s season-ending injury. Hargrave has sacks in back-to-back games, making him the first Steelers’ rookie defensive linemen to do so since 1994.

Mike Tomlin is expected to issue an official update on Hargrave and the rest of the Steelers’ injuries at his usual noon press conference Tuesday. Ramon Foster was the other player Tomlin named following the Colts’ win. He also should update the statuses of Xavier Grimble, Shamarko Thomas, DeAngelo Williams, and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

But for now, Hargrave seems fine and expected to play Sunday afternoon versus the New York Giants.

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