The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 12 ahead of the team’s Sunday road game against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Friday offering shows that two starters on offense have been officially ruled out for that contest.
Not practicing again on Friday and now officially ruled out for the Steelers Sunday road game against the Bengals are running back James Conner (shoulder) and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee).
Conner aggravated his shoulder injury in the first quarter of the Steelers Thursday night road loss to the Cleveland Browns and him now missing Sunday’s game against the Bengals isn’t a huge surprise.
As for Smith-Schuster, who turns 23 today, the concussion and knee injury that he suffered Thursday night against the Browns prevented him from practicing any this week. This will mark the first game this season that Smith-Schuster has missed.
Cornerback Artie Burns (knee) was able to practice full on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday, however, he still ends the week listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report. Burns suffered his knee injury during the Thursday night loss to the Browns.
Practicing fully again on Friday were guard Ramon Foster (not injury related), outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (concussion), inside linebacker Mark Barron (not injury related), outside linebacker Bud Dupree (triceps), wide receiver Diontae Johnson (concussion), tight end Vance McDonald (not injury related), running back Benny Snell Jr. (knee), and tight end Nick Vannett (illness).
None of those eight players were give game status designations so barring something unexpected, all should be ready to play Sunday against the Bengals.