Scott Brown of ESPN.com shared some Pittsburgh Steelers related injury news earlier this afternoon via Twitter:
DE Brett Keisel (foot) only Steelers player who didn't practice on Thursday. Keisel limited for second day in a row.
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) December 19, 2013
As Brown’s tweet mentions, defensive end Brett Keisel was the only player listed on the team’s most recent injury report who was limited during today’s practice.
If Keisel is unable to suit up for Sunday’s game, then I really hope that he is able to play in Pittsburgh’s regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns on December 29th.
An unrestricted free agent after the 2013 campaign ends, Keisel could be in the midst of his last season as a member of the Steelers. If that is indeed the case, it would be a nice to see the veteran finish his career on the field in a Pittsburgh uniform as opposed to being stuck on the sidelines in sweats.
Bad news aside, it is still promising to know that the Steelers will be relatively healthy when they head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers.
The three veterans who did not participate in yesterday’s practice for non-medical reasons practiced in full this afternoon. Thus, all signs point to Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller starting against the Packers, while Jerricho Cotchery should see plenty of work as the team’s number three wide receiver.
In terms of the healthy players they should have available in the trenches on Sunday, starting offensive tackles Kelvin Beachum and Marcus Gilbert both practiced in full this afternoon. In addition, starting nose tackle Steve McLendon went through a full practice for the second day in a row.
Like “NPC” on Facebook: Nice Pick, Cowher