Steelers injury report: Ben Roethlisberger and three others miss practice
Despite the Steelers loss to the Packers, one positive is that no significant injuries occurred in the game, allowing them to heal up somewhat.
T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith returned last week, and their performances allowed the Steelers defense to remain competitive, keeping the game close despite the lackluster offensive performance. It was good to have them back. Although they lost the game, the good news was there were no additional significant injuries to affect the Steelers headed into the Denver game.
Without new injuries, some of the players previously injured will have a shot to return without losing additional bodies from the roster. So hopefully, it will allow the Steelers to stay fairly competitive against the Broncos in this Sunday’s game. There are still some players that have not healed from their previous injuries, though.
Ben Roethlisberger QB: questionable (hip)
One of the new injuries to occur during the Packers game, although it is not serious reports, the Steelers are taking precautions. According to a report from Ray Fittapaldo of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Ben Roethlisberger plans to play on Sunday. Do not be alarmed; he sat out of practice Wednesday; he usually sits out of the Wednesday practice, so that’s not unusual. The only genuine concern will be how his hip affects him if he plays. We shall see on Sunday.
JuJu Smith Schuster WR: questionable (Ribs)
Despite playing against the Packers, he still is listed on the injury report. He only had a limited practice on Wednesday, which indicates his ribs are still bothering him, yet not to the point he can’t play. So do not expect him to miss the Broncos game unless he does something to re-aggravate his injury before game time.