The absence of Ben's scrambling skills will be greatly missed this Sunday. Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Steelers v Ravens: Final Injury Report


Friday’s practices have come and gone, and both the Steelers and Ravens have given their final injury reports for Sunday night.

Ravens

NAME POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS
Cody, Terrence NT arm - LP DNP questionable
Considine, Sean S knee/chest FP FP FP probable
Ellerbe, Dannell ILB finger FP FP FP probable
Jones, Jacoby WR/RS ankle LP LP LP probable
McPhee, Pernell DE thigh LP LP DNP doubtful
Ngata, Haloti DT shoulder LP LP LP probable
Pollard, Bernard S chest FP FP FP probable
Reed, Ed S shoulder/leg/neck FP FP FP probable
Rice, Ray RB toe FP FP FP probable
Smith, Torrey WR chest LP LP LP probable
Smith, Jimmy CB abs DNP Out Out Out
Suggs, Terrell OLB ankle FP FP FP probable
Thompson, Christian S thigh - LP DNP questionable
Upshaw, Courtney OLB shoulder FP FP FP probable
Williams, Bobbie G ankle LP LP LP probable
Yanda, Marshal G/T ankle DNP LP LP probable

It’s a lengthy list for the Ravens and comes as no surprise considering the point in the season we are at.  The big notables for the Ravens is corner Jimmy Smith being listed as ‘out,’ Pernell McPhee as ‘doubtful,’ and backup nose tackle Terrence Cody as ‘questionable.’  McPhee is coming back from a right thigh and knee injury and the Baltimore Sun is reporting that he is a long shot to play this weekend despite feeling 100% recovered from his injury.  Terrence Cody, who’s had significant playing time at the NT position is questionable and is hampered by arm injury.  These injuries certainly favor the Steelers on the offensive side of the ball as the Steelers are desperate to help out a non elusive Byron Leftwich in the pocket.

Steelers

NAME POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS
Brown, Curtis DB Quadricep LP FP FP Probable
Brown, Antonio WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Clark, Ryan FS Concussion LP FP FP Probable
Gilbert, Marcus T Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Keisel, Brett DE Shoulder DNP FP FP Probable
Mendenhall, Rashard RB Achilles FP FP FP Probable
Polamalu, Troy SS Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Roethlisberger, Ben QB Right Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Starks, Max T Ankle DNP FP FP Probable
Sylvester, Stevenson ILB Hamstring FP FP LP Questionable
Taylor, Ike CB Illness LP FP FP Probable

It pains me to see Big Ben on this list in general, and it hurts even more to see that ‘out’ next to his name.  Polamalu, Gilbert and Brown are also out.  Sylvester’s been upgraded to questionable, but don’t plan on him making any appearances this weekend.  The Steelers signed Marshall McFadden from the practice squad after shelving Cris Carter for the season.  Ryan Clark, easily the Steelers defensive player of the year thus far, will more than likely return after sustaining his second concussion of the season.  It’s going to be a rough go for the Steelers with Ben, Gilbert and Brown out.  The team seems to have found a defensive rhythm without Polamalu, but it sure would be great to see that hair running around on the field.

 

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