Skip to main content

Some good news on the injury front

It was back to work for the Steelers on Monday, with another short week to prepare for their final preseason game, Thursday against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field.

While nobody expects the starters to see a lot of playing time, it will be a final chance for some others to prove they are worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster.

"This is a significant week for a lot of guys," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "Guys trying to make a final push, make a final statement that they belong and we're all sensitive to that and working hard with that in mind."

On the injury front, wide receiver Lance More, safety Will Allen and cornerback Devin Smith all returned to practice.

Linebackers Jason Worilds (knee) and Sean Spence (knee) did miss practice, but Tomlin said the injuries they suffered against the Eagles didn't appear serious.

"Not at this time, no," said Tomlin. "They weren't able to participate today. We'll see what they look like tomorrow with the understanding of what lies ahead after this week."

Spence said the injury was just a sprained PCL, and nothing more serious, and he expects to only miss this week's preseason game.

"I should be good," said Spence. "It's not a very serious injury. I'm going to sit out this week and then we're going to try to give it a go next week."

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.