With the Monday night game just around the corner, the teams practiced on Saturday rather than Wednesday. There are some key injuries taking place for both teams, and here is how the final injury report looks for both teams.
The biggest notables for the Chiefs are DE Glenn Dorsey and ‘backup’ QB Brady Quinn. Dorsey has been placed on the IR and is done for the season. He was suffering calf injuries all season and has been shelved. Sadly, it will probably be the end of the road in KC for Dorsey as he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Dorsey had yet to reach his full potential, but was always a factor in KC’s pass rush. Should spell some relief for the Steelers offensive line. Brady Quinn is also out for the week. Matt Cassel will take over as starter, again, and will hope to make a drastic improvement to this limping (quite literally) offense against the Steelers stout D.
|Suisham, Shaun||K||Left Ankle||FP||FP||FP||Probable|
Antonio Brown will more than likely be out for a few weeks. And while most fans will shrug that off this week against the Chiefs, there’s certainly a concern when the Steelers face the Ravens for the first time this season next week. Marcus Gilbert is still dealing with an ankle injury and will sit after not practicing the last two days of the week. Polamalu and Stevenson are still out and their return to the lineup is still very much up in there air. Rashard Mendenhall was limited all week and is listed as doubtful. With Redman back at full strength and Dwyer also returning with Rainey coming back in a limited capacity (at least), the team is not rushing their former starter back to the lineup. Despite the laundry list of banged up guys, the Steelers should really have no trouble this week in shifting personel around to compensate and still get results.
Here’s to hoping the team stays healthy this week and making that list a little shorter…