By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Injuries have been a consistent issue for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, and the team finally gets a break as it has reached its bye week.

At 7-3 and in first place in the AFC North, the Steelers get the week off. It couldn’t come at a better time, as several players are still in need of recovery time.

Linebacker Lamarr Woodley has sat out the last two games with a hamstring injury suffered in a 25-17 win against New England in Week 8. Defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau said Woodley could likely return Nov. 27 against Kansas City.

Lebeau responded, “I think so,” when asked after Sunday’s game if Woodley and James Harrison would both be starting at linebacker after the bye week, according to the Tribune Review.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders could return as well. He has missed time because of a death in the family and a knee operation. Fellow wide receiver Arnaz Battle has a hamstring injury and is also a candidate to return.

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