The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their final practice ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and the team’s Friday injury report includes some positive news.
After sitting out sick on Thursday, tight end Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) practiced on a limited basis on Friday, but with that, he remains in protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. For what it’s worth, Tomlin said Green had a great day of practice. Green ends the week listed as questionable for the game against the Patriots.
Green, as most of you should know by now, hasn’t played since suffering a concussion during the Steelers Week 15 game against the Cincinatti Bengals.
Joining Green as questionable are linebacker James Harrison (shoulder, triceps) and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion). Harrison, however, is expected to play on Sunday against the Patriots. Toussaint, like Green, is still in protocol, according to Tomlin on Friday. The Steelers No. 3 running back failed to play against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.
In other news, running back Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), linebacker Vince Williams (shoulder), kicker Chris Boswell (illness), linebacker Anthony Chickillo (ankle), safety Sean Davis (shoulder), center B.J. Finney (illness), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), defensive end Ricardo Mathews (ankle), and QB Zach Mettenberger (illness) did not receive any status designations on Friday.