Earlier on Thursday we learned that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns apparently avoided a serious knee injury during the team’s Wednesday practice and just a little while ago we learned that defensive end Stephon Tuitt likely avoided a serious elbow injury yesterday as well.
Tuitt, who showed up on the Steelers Wednesday injury report as a limited practice participant because of an elbow injury, told the media on Thursday that while he did not practice earlier in the day that he expects to do so on Friday and ultimately play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tuitt, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, said Thursday that he tweaked his elbow on Wednesday when he reached out his arm and it got hit.
DE Stephon Tuitt did not practice today, but said he expects to practice tomorrow and will play against Jax. Tweaked his elbow when he reached out his arm and it got hit.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 11, 2018
According to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio, Tuitt said he had an MRI on his elbow and everything checked out.
“I’ll be good. I’ll be ready to put my pads back on tomorrow,” Tuitt said.
Tuitt said he had an MRI on his elbow and everything checked out. “I’ll be good. I’ll be ready to put my pads back on tomorrow.”
— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) January 11, 2018
The Steelers will release their Thursday injury report in the very near future but it already sounds like we have a pretty good idea as to which players will be listed as full participants and which ones will be listed as being limited or not practicing at all.