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Week 8 Injury Report (Lions)

Posted Oct 27, 2017

A look at player injuries and practice participation for Week 8.

The Steelers will be without defensive end Stephon Tuitt for the second straight week when they take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday night at Ford Field. Tuitt has been hampered by a back injury, and hasn't practiced the last two weeks.

"I just hope we get him back next week and I think we will," said defensive coordinator Keith Butler. "He is primed to have a good year but, we all have to keep growing. Our whole defense has to keep growing."

The Steelers have their bye week after the Lions game, which will give Tuitt some extra time to heal. In his absence, though, Tyson Alualu has stepped up. He started against the Bengals last week, recording his first sack with the Steelers, and should start again this week.

"He's a good pass rusher," said Butler. "I think he's a good pass rusher and I think he has helped us during the week, and I'm glad we do have him."

Another player who is out again this week is tackle Marcus Gilbert, who is still battling a hamstring injury. 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 last week's game against the Bengals as well.

With Gilbert out, Chris Hubbard will once again step in at right tackle. Hubbard has started four games in Gilbert's absence, and has held it down.

"He has been doing an excellent job," said Maurkice Pouncey. "He is playing multiple positions, guard, tackle, tight end. It's not as easy as it looks. He is an accountable player, goes out there and gets his job done and works his butt off. I respect him a lot."

Vance McDonald also missed practice this week, and he is also out for Sunday night. McDonald suffered a knee injury against the Bengals. The Steelers have been dressing three tight ends for part of the season, with McDonald, Jesse James and Xavier Grimble all seeing action against Cincinnati last week.

T.J. Watt was limited in practice on Friday with an ankle injury, but he is not on the status report so should be ready to roll Sunday night.

JuJu Smith-Schuster appeared on the injury report as he was in concussion protocol at the start of the week, but he was a full participant all week and will play on Sunday.

"I am good," said Smith-Schuster.

Here is the current injury report for the Steelers' Week 8 game at Detroit.

Game Status

OUT
T Marcus Gilbert (Hamstring)
TE Vance McDonald (Knee)
DE Stephon Tuitt (Back)
OUT
T Emmett Cleary (Ankle)
WR Kenny Golladay (Hamstring)
T Greg Robinson (Ankle)
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
QUESTIONABLE
No players listed
QUESTIONABLE
DE Ezekiel Ansah (Knee)
WR Golden Tate (Shoulder)
LB Paul Worrilow (Knee)

Friday, October 27, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
T Marcus Gilbert (Hamstring)
TE Vance McDonald (Knee)
DE Stephon Tuitt (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Kenny Golladay (Hamstring)
T Greg Robinson (Ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
LB T.J. Watt (Ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DE Ezekiel Ansah (Knee)
WR Golden Tate (Shoulder)
T Emmett Cleary (Ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Concussion)
G David DeCastro (Not Injury Related)
FULL PARTICIPATION
G T.J. Lang (Back)
S Glover Quin (Concussion)
RB Dwayne Washington (Quadricep)
LB Paul Worrilow (Knee)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
T Marcus Gilbert (Hamstring)
TE Vance McDonald (Knee)
DE Stephon Tuitt (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
T Emmett Cleary (Ankle)
WR Kenny Golladay (Hamstring)
T Greg Robinson (Ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DE Ezekiel Ansah (Knee)
WR Golden Tate (Shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Concussion)
G David DeCastro (Not Injury Related)
FULL PARTICIPATION
G T.J. Lang (Back)
S Glover Quin (Concussion)
RB Dwayne Washington (Quadricep)
LB Paul Worrilow (Knee)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G David DeCastro (Not Injury Related)
T Marcus Gilbert (Hamstring)
TE Vance McDonald (Knee)
DE Stephon Tuitt (Back)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
T Emmett Cleary (Ankle)
T Greg Robinson (Ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No players listed
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DE Ezekiel Ansah (Knee)
WR Kenny Golladay (Hamstring)
WR Golden Tate (Shoulder)
LB Paul Worrilow (Knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Concussion)
FULL PARTICIPATION
G T.J. Lang (Back)
S Glover Quin (Concussion)

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