The Pittsburgh Steelers are tripping over each other. One might be tempted to apply that metaphor to the team’s three 4th quarter melt downs, but in this case it was literally true.
First it was Marcus Gilbert colliding with David Johnson, and then with David DeCastro, then rolled over Maurkice Pouncey, injuring all three men in the process.
Now its Ben Roethlisberger’s turn, as Roethlisberger stepped on another player’s foot in practice and rolled his own ankle.
Alan Robinson of the Tribune-Review reported that Roethlisberger was seen with ice around his ankle and walking with a slight limp after practice.
- Roethlisberger, however insisted that he would play.
Good news no doubt, the Steelers really do seem to be walking on collective banana peels.
Pouncey and Woodley to Play, Redman and Mendenhall Likely Out
Robinson also reported that Maurkice Pouncey has in fact practiced some this week, a sign that he might play. Very good news for a Steelers team that is dangerously thin across the offensive line.
The Steelers are also expecting LaMarr Woodley back in the line up. While that’s also good news, hamstring injuries are tricky things, and one can only hope he’s not exposing himself to worsening the injury.
The news was not quite so good for Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman, both of whom have not practiced, and are not likely to play.
Should that be the case, the Steelers will get a chance to see what they really have with Jonathan Dwyer, Chris Rainey and Baron Batch.