5 Steelers questionable headed into Ravens rivalry

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Entering week eight, the Steelers are still reasonably healthy headed into the game with one of their most hated rivals. An AFC North game that will be their biggest test of the season as well.

After the slight scare in week seven, both starting offensive linemen have returned, and no doubt contributed to Steelers staying undefeated. They will need them going into the Ravens game.

The other good news is several players questionable this week are not starters, so if any of them do not play, it should only have a minor impact. The Steelers can ill afford to have additional injuries headed into the Ravens matchup. This game will answer a lot about how good the Steelers are. With a fairly healthy team, they are in a great position to move to 7-0.

Coach Tomlin talked about the injuries in his weekly press conference. Here is a look at the Steelers injuries headed into week eight.

Derek Watt FB: Questionable (Hamstring)

Still recovering from his hamstring, Derek Watt has made progress. Though even out against the Titans, he may return to practice this week, and several reports, and Hints from Mike Tomlin, make it seem likely he may make a return against the ravens.  Anyone they can get back for this heated rivalry helps. If, for some reason, he does not play against the Ravens, more than likely will return for week nine.

Mike Hilton CB: Questionable (Shoulder)

Hilton missed the Titans game as well on Sunday. His prognosis has improved as well. Again Tomlin and other reports have indicated, like Derek Watt, he will return for the Ravens game. Certainly, they could have used their nickel back against the Titans, so considering the Ravens are up next, they need all the help they can get to neutralize Lamar Jackson. Expect Hilton to suit up this Sunday, but if not, he will be back for week nine.

Diontae Johnson WR: Questionable (ankle)

It seems like every week, Johnson has managed to make the questionable list, and then he still manages to return for action. In the game against the Titans, he did bruise his ankle and needed assistance to exit the field. While he may not practice Wednesday, there are no indications he will miss Sundays’ game against the Ravens. His injury would have to be pretty severe for that to happen, which does not seem to be the case.

Chris Wormley NT: Questionable (Knee)

The good news Chris Wormley is listed as questionable and not a starter; the bad news Wormsley had an MRI to evaluate the severity of his knee injury. He injured it in the second half of the Titans game. Fans won’t know the full extent of his injury until the updated report after Wednesday’s practice. If he does not practice, that might not be a good sign. There is s decent chance he may miss Sunday’s game.

Jordan Dangerfield S: Questionable (Quadricep)

Dangerfield the special teams captain and the special teams with six tackles. However, this week finds himself on the injury list as well. According to reports through Brook Pryor of ESPN, the injury may not keep Dangerfield out of practice; we won’t know till Wednesday afternoon. Assuming the reports of the injuries severity are credible, we could expect Dangerfield to resume special teams duties this Sunday; keep an eye on the Steelers.com injury report for the latest there.

Injury Reserve List

Stefan Wisniewski LS: Out (Pectoral)

Initially, injury reports projected him to miss approximately about three weeks. Wisniewski has still not returned to practice and no one has provided any injury updates. Currently, there is no longer any projected timeline for his return. It appears the injury was more severe than originally reported. It appears Wisniewski may miss at least half if not most of the 2020 season barring a sudden return.

Devin Bush MLB: Out (ACL)

With the tear of his ACL injury, Devin Bush will miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL season.

Zach Banner OT: Out (ACL)

Another devastating ACL injury the same injury Devin Bush incurred. Zach Banner is out for the 2020 season.

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As always, you can check out the latest Steelers injury news any time 24/7at Steelers.com, along with the most up to date injury news about Baltimore Ravens players who miss practice as well. The Ravens, much like the Steelers, going into week eight, looks like a fairly healthy team. So expect the typical Steelers-Ravens for this Sunday. Fans can expect another smash-mouth battle between the Ravens and the Steelers. Given each match up is exceedingly intense,  let’s just hope the Steelers injury list does not expand after the Ravens matchup, which has happened in the past.