Steelers injury list lengthy but Claypool, Chuks return
The Steelers injury list is lengthy but there is some good news as well going into an important week against the Denver Broncos at Heinz Field.
Ben Roethlisberger (who never practices on Wednesday) is listed with a pectoral/hip injury. He told reporters earlier in the day that he’s pretty sore but is working toward playing on Sunday.
Cornerback Cam Sutton (groin), offensive lineman (hip) and defensive tackle Carlos Davis (knee) all missed did not practice.
Defensive tackle and team captain Cam Heyward made his first appearance on the injury list this year with a neck issue. He was limited and coach Mike Tomlin didn’t mention Heyward’s injury during his weekly news conference on Tuesday.
Wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool (who didn’t play Sunday against the Packers) were limited, but Claypool posted on Twitter after practice saying he is “grinding to get back to the Steelers faithful this weekend.”
Offensive lineman, making his way back from concussion protocol, was full after missing last week’s game
Trai Turner was limited with an unspecified illness along with offensive lineman Rashaad Coward with an ankle.