A week off for a bye has given the Pittsburgh Steelers time to heal up, and that may be bad news for the Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh looks to be coming into a game for the first time this season as a fully healthy team, and that is never good for any opponent.
Welcome to the Saturday blog! As you’ll find through the rest of the season, the Saturday blog will break down the injury situation for the Steelers and their opponent. You’ve probably been hearing for years that a certain player is questionable, probable, or doubtful and wonder what these words really mean. Why was a guy doubtful and then magically made 10 tackles in the game? And howe about those probables that suddenly are scratched from the lineup?
The Steelers may need help from a number of new faces in the debut of Peyton Manning at Denver on Sunday night. The defensive will have the most to prove, with several key players either questionable, or already out.
The preseason seemed to be marred by injuries, more so than usual. Here’s the injury situation going into the NFL season.
Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis suffered a setback Sunday, injuring his shoulder in day five of training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
(93-7 The FAN) — Forwards Arron Asham and Dustin Jeffrey both appear very close to returning to the lineup.
(93-7 The FAN) — Defenseman Paul Martin and forward Richard Park continued their path back to the starting lineup Tuesday, participating in their second straight full-team practice of the week.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to take on the Denver Broncos in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Sunday. Head coach Mike Tomlin revealed some mixed news about the team’s injuries during his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
(93-7 The FAN) — With two defensive backs injured Sunday at Cleveland and possibly another one on the shelf Sunday at Denver, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed a familiar face to the secondary: cornerback Anthony Madison.
(93-7 The FAN) — Penguins defenseman Paul Martin participated in a full practice with teammates Monday and hopes to return Friday against the Rangers.
(93-7 The FAN) — Four injured Steelers returned to practice Wednesday, the most notable being quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
(93-7 The FAN) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declared both quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey as questionable for Monday night’s game at San Francisco.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pouncey adamantly declared himself and Roethlisberger good to go for this week’s Monday night game at San Francisco.
(93-7 The FAN) — Penguins coach Dan Bylsma announced Monday that Penguins center Richard Park will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken foot.
(93-7 The FAN) — After a 6-2 win against the New York Islanders Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins were faced with a familiar reality: the injury report is sizeable and there’s no telling when it will diminish.