Wednesday Post-Practice Injury Report

Here's the first look at the injury report for the upcoming Monday Night blockbuster game between the Colts and the Steelers.

Five Colts missed at least a portion of Wednesday's practice as they begin tuning up for the Steelers. Reserve linebacker Rob Morris, who has been playing well on special teams this year, is listed as questionable. But according to Colts President Bill Polian, he's likely to be out two more weeks with an inner ear virus that has caused him problems with his sense of balance. DE Josh Thomas continues to be bothered by a rib injury that has caused him to miss the past three games. The Colts are thin at the DE spot, so they may have to look for some help if he can't get back in action soon.

The rest of the Colts on the injury report are probable. Safeties Joseph Jefferson (toe) and Gerome Sapp (thigh) and linebacker Cato June all missed at least a portion of the practice. June has been missing most Wednesday practices to reduce aggravation to his sports hernia injury that he sustained early in the season.

The Steelers have already determined that safety Russell Stuvaints will miss the game on Monday Night. He has a knee injury that will likely require surgery. Four other Steelers missed at least a portion of Wednesday's practice. Two are doubtful -- backup quarterback Charlie Batch (hand) and linebacker Andre Frazier (hamstring). Frazier has become a key member of the Steelers special teams this year. 

A key injury to watch is left offensive tackle Marvel Smith. He is listed as questionable with an ankle problem and missed practice on Wednesday. He made the Pro Bowl last year and would be battling another Pro Bowl player, Dwight Freeney. The Steelers' two other questionable players, both of whom practiced Wednesday, are starting inside linebacker James Farrior (MCL knee strain) and safety Mike Logan (hamstring). 

 

Rob Morris

LB

Head

Questionable*

Josh Thomas

DE

Chest

Questionable*

Gary Brackett

LB

Thigh

Probable

Dylan Gandy

C/G

Shoulder

Probable

Joseph Jefferson

S

Toe

Probable*

Cato June

LB

Groin/Knee

Probable*

Keith O'Neil

LB

Shoulder

Probable

Bob Sanders

S

Knee

Probable

Gerome Sapp

S

Thigh

Probable*

Jeff Saturday

C

Ankle

Probable

Mike Vanderjagt

K

R Calf/R Groin

Probable

 

 

 

 

Russell Stuvaints

S

Knee

Out*

Charlie Batch

QB

R Hand

Doubtful*

Andre Frazier

LB

Hamstring

Doubtful*

James Farrior

LB

Knee

Questionable

Mike Logan

S

Hamstring

Questionable

Marvel Smith

T

Ankle

Questionable*

Jeff Hartings

C

Knee

Probable*

Chidi Iwuoma

CB

Ankle

Probable

Willie Parker

RB

Ankle

Probable

Joey Porter

LB

Knee

Probable

Ben Roethlisberger

QB

Knee

Probable

Max Starks

T

Knee

Probable*

 *Indicates missed portion of team practice.


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