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Week 13 Injury Report (Bengals)

Posted Dec 2, 2017

A look at player injuries and practice participation for Week 13.

There was a bit of a surprise to the injury report this week when Antonio Brown appeared on it Friday with a toe injury. Brown didn't practice on Friday or Saturday, and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Brown, who magically used those toes to stay in bounds for a crucial catch last week against the Packers, is the NFL's leading receiver with 1,195 yards on 80 receptions.

On the flip side of it, JuJu Smith-Schuster, who missed the Packers game with a hamstring injury, was a full participant in practice all week and is good to go this week.

The rookie is the Steelers second-leading receiver in yardage with 568 yards on 33 receptions and five touchdowns, and he brings boundless energy to the passing game.

If Brown can't go on Monday night, the Steelers would rely on Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Eli Rogers and Justin Hunter to carry the passing game.

Mike Mitchell was a spectator in practice all week, still hampered by an ankle injury. Mitchell, who was inactive for the Titans game two weeks ago but played against the Packers, is listed as doubtful for Sunday.

Vance McDonald, who suffered an ankle injury against the Colts but still returned to the game to score his first touchdown in a Steelers uniform, missed practice all week and has been ruled out. McDonald was inactive for the Titans and Packers games.

Ryan Shazier, a key cog in the Steelers' defense, didn't practice on Thursday or Friday, but was a full participant on Saturday and isn't listed on the status report. Shazier, who suffered an ankle injury, is the team's leading tackle with 87, 67 of them solo stops. He also has three interceptions, 11 pass defenses, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

James Harrison missed the first two practices of the week with a knee injury, but was a full participant on Saturday and isn't listed on the status report.

The Steelers will be without Joe Haden for the third consecutive week as well. Haden, who suffered a fractured fibula against the Colts on Nov. 12, just got off crutches a few days ago and is now riding the stationary bike and walking on the water treadmill. And he is doing it with the hope to return to the field either before the end of the regular season, or in the postseason.

"That is something I never had to worry about. I'm really excited," said Haden. "Coach (Mike) Tomlin said he's keeping the light on for me. It's a bone. Your body has to heal. I'm just doing as much as I possibly can, but at the same time, knowing I don't want to rush it because your bone has to heal."

Here is the current injury report for the Steelers' Week 13 game at. Cincinnati.

Game Status

OUT
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
OUT
LB Vincent Rey (Hamstring)
LB Nick Vigil (Ankle)
S Shawn Williams (Hamstring)
DOUBTFUL
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
QUESTIONABLE
WR Antonio Brown (Toe)
QUESTIONABLE
DE Michael Johnson (Back)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Antonio Brown (Toe)
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LS Clark Harris (Illness)
DE Michael Johnson (Back)
LB Vincent Rey (Hamstring)
LB Nick Vigil (Ankle)
S Shawn Williams (Hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring)
LB Ryan Shazier (Ankle)
LB James Harrison (Knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR A.J. Green (Illness)
TE Tyler Kroft (Wrist)
OT Cedric Ogbuehi (Shoulder)

Friday, December 1, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
LB Ryan Shazier (Ankle)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
LB James Harrison (Knee)
WR Antonio Brown (Toe)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Vincent Rey (Hamstring)
LB Nick Vigil (Ankle)
S Shawn Williams (Hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
WR A.J. Green (Illness)
DE Michael Johnson (Back)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION
TE Tyler Kroft (Wrist)
OT Cedric Ogbuehi (Shoulder)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
LB Ryan Shazier (Ankle)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
LB James Harrison (Knee)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Vincent Rey (Hamstring)
LB Nick Vigil (Ankle)
S Shawn Williams (Hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Tyler Kroft (Wrist)
OT Cedric Ogbuehi (Shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION
No players listed

Injury Report

Name Practice Status Game Status
Brown, Antonio FP -
Haden, Joe DNP Out
Matakevich, Tyler DNP Out
McDonald, Vance FP -
Mitchell, Mike LP questionable
Shazier, Ryan DNP Out
Watt, T.J. FP -

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