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Week 10 Injury Report (Colts)

Posted Nov 10, 2017

A look at player injuries and practice participation for Week 10.

The Steelers used their bye week to get healthy, but there are still some players battling injuries.

The team will be without James Harrison when they take on the Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium after he missed practice all week with a back injury. He has been officially ruled out.

Safety Mike Mitchell was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday with an Achilles injury suffered against the Lions, but was a full participant on Friday and is expected to play on Sunday.

There is a lot of good news, though. After what has seemed like an eternity, the Steelers offensive and defensive lines are once again whole.

Both Marcus Gilbert and Stephon Tuitt returned to practice this week, both full participants who are ready to go Sunday against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

"The hamstring feels good," said Gilbert. "It came at the right time. Unfortunately I had a setback, and the bye week was much needed. I took advantage of it. I went back home, got some treatment, saw my trainer, and I am feeling more confident."

Gilbert was inactive for the Bears, Ravens and Jaguars game, but returned to play against the Chiefs. He left the game early, though, a result of the hamstring bothering him. He missed the Bengals and Lions games after that.

"I never had a hamstring injury before," said Gilbert. "Dealing with it, I tried to rush myself back. I felt so good. I realized I wasn't good, I tweaked it again. I tried to come back again, I didn't handle it the right way.

"This isn't a big guy injury, this is a small man's injury. I got some advice from those guys and took the right steps to get myself back on the field."

It's been a frustrating season to date for Gilbert, who wants nothing more than to be on the field with his teammates.

"You have goals, personal goals and team goals, and you aren't able to complete them being on the sideline," said Gilbert. "The guys did a heck of a job. Chris Hubbard filled in at a high level. I just have to pick up where he left off."

He isn't alone in feeling that frustration. Tuitt suffered a biceps injury in the season-opener against Cleveland, then missed the next two games against Minnesota and Chicago. He returned for three games, but missed the Cincinnati and Detroit games with a back injury.

"I love to be on the field. I love to play," said Tuitt. "You know I love to play. I just wasn't able to go."

Tuitt said the back injury flared up a few weeks ago when he was working out, and the key was not rushing back and risking further damage.

"I am a hard worker. I work hard," said Tuitt. "I go so hard sometimes I have to calm down. I messed myself up working out.

"I wanted to get fully healed. I had a series of things that happened to me in the first few games. I didn't want to rush back and cause any more damage. At the end of the day I was healing really well, but we have the second half of the season and that is when they need me most. We took the time to heal the injury and come back strong like I did today."

Tuitt said he feels lucky his injury wasn't more serious than it was, and he can't wait to get back on the field on Sunday.

"I am blessed. If you watch what has been going on this season, a lot of people have been going down," said Tuitt. "Football is a physical game. I had a lot of snaps. It's bound to happen. You get hit sooner or later. I got hit early in the season. I overcame those. There was down time. My teammates helped me. I am back stronger than ever."

The Steelers also are getting back Vance McDonald, who missed the Lions game with a knee injury.

Here is the current injury report for the Steelers' Week 10 game at Indianapolis.

Game Status

OUT
LB James Harrison (Back)
OUT
OLB John Simon (Neck)
WR Kamar Aiken (Hamstring)
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
QUESTIONABLE
No players listed
QUESTIONABLE
CB Quincy Wilson (Knee)
WR T.Y. Hilton (Groin)

Friday, November 10, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB James Harrison (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
OLB John Simon (Neck)
WR Kamar Aiken (Hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Quincy Wilson (Knee)
WR T.Y. Hilton (Groin)
FULL PARTICIPATION
S Mike Mitchell (Achilles)
FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Matt Jones (Ankle)
RB Frank Gore (Not Injury Related)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB James Harrison (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DT Henry Anderson (Throat
OLB John Simon (Neck)
RB Frank Gore (Not Injury Related)
WR Kamar Aiken (Hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Mike Mitchell (Achilles)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Quincy Wilson (Knee)
WR T.Y. Hilton (Groin)
FULL PARTICIPATION
No players listed
FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Matt Jones (Ankle)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB James Harrison (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DT Henry Anderson (Throat)
OLB John Simon (Neck)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Mike Mitchell (Achilles)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
WR Kamar Aiken (Hamstring)
CB Vontae Davis (Groin)
CB Quincy Wilson (Knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION
No players listed
FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Matt Jones (Ankle)

Injury Report

Name Practice Status Game Status
Bryant, Martavis - -
Foster, Ramon LP -
Gay, William LP -
Haden, Joe DNP Out
Harrison, James LP questionable
Heyward-Bey, Darrius LP -
McDonald, Vance LP questionable
Mitchell, Mike DNP questionable
Roethlisberger, Ben LP -

Practice Status
DNP
= Did not participate in practice
LP
= Limited Participation in Practice - Less than 100% of a player's normal repetitions
FP
= Full Participation - 100% of a player's normal repetitions
Out
= Player will not play
(-)
= Not Listed = No practice status available

Game Status
Out
= Player will not play
Doubtful
= Player is unlikely to play
Questionable
= Player is not certain to play
(-)
= Not Listed - No game status available