While the Pittsburgh Steelers did not practice on Monday, the team is still required to file an estimated injury report for the day with them playing the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. In short, Monday’s injury report indicates the anticipated participation levels of injured players had the team actually practiced earlier in the day.
According to Monday’s report, running back James Conner (shoulder) would have practiced fully had the team worked and that coincides what head coach Mike Tomlin indicated during his afternoon press conference. If things go as planned the rest of the short week, Conner will play Thursday night against the Browns after missing the last two game with a shoulder injury.
The Steelers estimate that guard Ramon Foster (concussion) would have practiced Monday on a limited basis had the team worked on the field. Foster, like Conner, has missed the team’s last two games. Tomlin said earlier on Monday that he’s optimistic that Foster will ultimately be able to play Thursday night against the Browns.
As for the Steelers other injured players, wide receiver Ryan Switzer (back), outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo (ribs), outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (hip), fullback Roosevelt Nix (knee) and running back Benny Snell Jr. (knee) all five would have likely sat out Monday’s practice had the team conducted one.
Judging by what Tomlin said Monday afternoon during his press conference, both Nix and Snell seem doubtful to play Thursday night against the Browns. As for Switzer, Chickillo and Adenyi, it’s unclear as to whether any of them will be healthy enough to play come Thursday night.
The Steelers next injury report will be released after the team practices on Tuesday.