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Week 14 Injury Report (Ravens)

Posted Dec 8, 2017

A look at player injuries and practice participation for Week 14.

The obvious is known, the Steelers will be without Ryan Shazier when they take on the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on Sunday night in a key AFC North matchup.

On Wednesday night UPMC neurosurgeons and Steelers team physicians Drs. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon performed spinal stabilization surgery on Shazier to address his spinal injury.

"All I am is hopeful that he gets well," said defensive coordinator Keith Butler. "I'm not worried about him playing for us again. I'm more worried about him and so I think y'all have been updated as much as we have so the thing that we're hoping for, praying for, that he comes back and he's going to be okay. The football stuff is secondary. His life is a lot more important to me than football."

With Shazier out, the Steelers will look to a combination of players to step up. One of them was to have been Tyler Matakevich, but he suffered a shoulder injury against the Bengals and didn't practice all week. He has been ruled out for Sunday.

"We have some guys that we're putting in there," said Butler. "We brought (Sean) Spence back. Spence knows the system pretty well. I had him when he was here. He'd been gone for about three years. We changed some stuff but he picks it up pretty fast. Very sharp young man. Arthur Moats is playing the other inside, too, so both of those guys might end up sharing the duty. We'll see what happens."

Antonio Brown, who battled a toe injury a week ago, missed practice on Thursday, but was back to work on Friday. T.J. Watt was limited in practice on Thursday, but he too was a full go on Friday and should be ready to play.

Mike Mitchell, who missed the Bengals game with an ankle injury, was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was limited on Friday. He is questionable for the game.

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, was inactive for the Titans, Packers and Bengals games, but practiced all week and should play.

The Steelers will be without Joe Haden for the fourth consecutive week. Haden, who suffered a fractured fibula against the Colts on Nov. 12, is working on his rehab.

Here is the current injury report for the Steelers' Week 14 game vs. Baltimore.

Game Status

OUT
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Shoulder)
LB Ryan Shazier (Back)
OUT
No players listed
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
DOUBTFUL
LB Za'Darius Smith (Shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE
G Jermaine Eluemunor (Shoulder)
WR Jeremy Maclin (Back)
LB C.J. Mosley (Neck)

Friday, December 8, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Shoulder)
LB Ryan Shazier (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Za'Darius Smith (Shoulder)
LB Terrell Suggs (Not Injury Related)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Antonio Brown (Toe)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
LB T.J. Watt
FULL PARTICIPATION
G Jermaine Eluemunor (Shoulder)
WR Jeremy Maclin (Back)
LB C.J. Mosley (Neck)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Antonio Brown (Toe)
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Shoulder)
LB Ryan Shazier (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Jeremy Maclin (Back)
LB Za'Darius Smith (Shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
LB T.J. Watt (Knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Jermaine Eluemunor (Shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION
LB C.J. Mosley (Neck)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Shoulder)
LB Ryan Shazier (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB C.J. Mosley (Neck)
LB Za'Darius Smith (Shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Jermaine Eluemunor (Shoulder)
WR Jeremy Maclin (Back)
FULL PARTICIPATION
S Mike Mitchell (Ankle)
TE Vance McDonald (Ankle)
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