PITTSBURGH, PA — After a couple of unpleasant surprises on yesterday’s injury report, Friday’s findings have been met with anxious anticipation.
Here’s what we found regarding Diontae Johson, Joey Porter Jr., Cam Heyward, and others.
Steelers Injury Report Observations
- Diontae Johnson: A major scare came out of practice yesterday, with Johnson missing all of Thursday with a hamstring. Luckily, he was back at practice today and told reporters that Pittsburgh kept him out as a precaution due to some tightness in the hamstring. He also told reporters he feels good and will be ready for the Jags game.
- Joey Porter Jr.: Porter Jr. popping up on the injury report wasn’t nearly as problematic as Johnson, but limited participation via a calf concern is nothing to sneeze at. Similar to Levi Wallace, there is obviously at least some thought they may miss the game or be limited, seeing as both Luq Barcoo and Darius Rush saw some first-team reps in practice on Friday.
- Levi Wallace: Wallace went from a DNP to a limited participant in regard to his foot injury. There is still some obvious concern about Wallace’s availability given the level of participation from some of the younger corners.
- Cam Heyward: Heyward’s 21-day practice window opened up yesterday with his return to practice in a limited manner. He was a full participant today which bodes well for a potential surprise return against the Jaguars.
- Anthony McFarland: McFarland has now gone through two weeks’ worth of practices at this point, including as a full participant all this week. It seems certain that he will be activated from the IR at this point.