The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their Thursday injury report ahead of their Week 2 game on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks and the recent offering show that several players who were limited on Wednesday practiced fully earlier in the day.
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Sitting out Thursdays practice were center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder), fullback Roosevelt Nix (knee), guard Ramon Foster (not injury related) and inside linebacker Mark Barron (not injury related).
It’s still unclear if Pouncey will be healthy enough to play on Sunday against the Seahawks. If he can’t, backup B.J. Finney would start in his place. Nix is probably doubtful for Sunday at this point and Haden is likely considered questionable mid-week. However, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler seemed optimistic about Haden’s chances of playing against the Seahawks on Sunday when he was asked about the cornerback’s status during his Thursday media session.
“Still hoping for Joe,” Butler said. “I’m not sure about what’s going on with him and his shoulder and stuff like that, but he tells me he’s going to be ready to play.”
It is believed that Foster and Barron were just given Thursday off to rest with them both being old veteran players. Both, however, needed to be added to the injury report on Thursday because they failed to practice.
Practicing fully for the Steelers on Thursday were quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe), safety Sean Davis (ankle), running back James Conner (illness), safety Terrell Edmunds (glute), outside linebacker T.J. Watt (hip), and tackle Zach Banner (illness).
On Wednesday, Smith-Schuster, Davis, Conner, Edmunds, Watt and Banner were listed on the team’s injury report as being limited practice participants so all six look like they should be fine come Sunday. Davis missed the Steelers regular season opener against the New England Patriots with his ankle injury.
Roethlisberger sat out Wednesday, which is pretty common for him.