The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 9 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Indianapolis Colts and the Friday offering shows that two players have been officially ruled out for that contest with one other being doubtful.
After failing to practice all week the Steelers official ruled out guard Ramon Foster (concussion) and running back Benny Snell (knee) for Sunday’s home game against the Colts. Snell underwent knee surgery this past week and will likely miss a few more weeks as well. As for Foster, who was concussed during the first half of the team’s Monday night game, he will miss his first game of the season on Sunday. B.J. Finney will start in Foster’s place at left guard Sunday against the Colts.
Running back James Conner (shoulder) also failed to practice this past week and on Friday the team listed him as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Conner suffered his shoulder injury late in the team’s Monday night game. Running back Jaylen Samuels is expected to start in place of Conner on Sunday and he’ll likely be backed up by Trey Edmunds.
Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix was added to the team’s injury report on Friday after being limited in practice. He ends the week listed as questionable. Nix has already missed five games this season with a knee injury suffered in Week 1. His first game back was this past Monday.
Practicing fully on Friday for the Steelers were Samuels (knee), inside linebacker Mark Barron (not injury related), defensive tackle Daniel McCullers (ankle), tight end Vance McDonald (not injury related), center Maurkice Pouncey (calf), and inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert (back). None of those players were give game status designations on the Friday injury report.