The Pittsburgh Steelers have already ruled out quarterback
Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder/rib) for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore
Ravens, but they could also be without wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) and
safety Troy Polamalu (calf) who both missed practice Thursday.
Ankle has been recovering from a high ankle sprain suffered
during the team’s game against the New York Giants. Polamalu has been hampered
by his injured calf seemingly all season. There was some hope that the dynamic
safety would return for this weekend’s pivotal matchup with the Ravens, but he
wasn’t able to practice yesterday.
Offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert (ankle) also missed
practice Thursday, while cornerbacks Curtis Brown (quad) and Ike Taylor
(illness) were able to return in full capacity after being limited Wednesday. The
Steelers should have running back Rashard Mendenhall, who’s returning from an
Achilles injury, and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) back Sunday
night, as each player practice fully again.
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