Pittsburgh Steelers Release Final Injury Report Ahead of Game Against Cleveland Browns
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced their final injury report for the week leading up to their highly anticipated game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The report reveals that three key players will be unable to participate in the game due to injuries.
Players Ruled Out
The Steelers will be without the services of safety Keanu Neal (rib), safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring), and nose tackle Montravius Adams (ankle). None of these players were able to practice on Friday, indicating the severity of their injuries.
Defensive lineman Cam Heyward was limited in Friday’s practice due to a groin injury. However, he is expected to play in the game as his injury status does not affect his availability for the weekend. On the other hand, wide receiver Diontae Johnson (thumb) and tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) were able to fully participate in practice, with Johnson not carrying a game status and Freiermuth listed as questionable.
Injury Report Details
Did Not Practice (DNP)
- S Minkah Fitzpatrick (Hamstring) – Out
- S Keanu Neal (Rib) - Out
- NT Montravius Adams (Ankle) – Out
- DL Cam Heyward (Groin) – No Status
- WR Diontae Johnson (Thumb) – No Status
- TE Pat Freiermuth (Hamstring) – Questionable
Minkah Fitzpatrick will miss his third consecutive game after sustaining a hamstring injury in Week Eight against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Keanu Neal suffered a rib injury while returning an interception last week and will also be sidelined. Damontae Kazee and practice squad member Trenton Thompson are expected to step in as the starting safeties against the Browns. Thompson showcased his abilities with seven snaps in the previous game against the Green Bay Packers and may need to be signed or elevated from the practice squad before the game.
Despite being listed as questionable, Pat Freiermuth’s positive participation in practice suggests that he is likely to play on Sunday. In his interactions with reporters, Freiermuth spoke as if he was preparing to suit up for the game. However, the team will need to officially activate him off the injured reserve and add him to the 53-man roster by 4 PM/EST on Saturday.
Montravius Adams will miss his second consecutive game after exiting early in Week Nine’s victory over the Tennessee Titans. Rookie defensive lineman Keeanu Benton will take his place in the starting lineup. Benton has impressed in his previous two outings, earning praise from both teammates and coaches.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face off against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at 1 PM/EST. The team hopes to overcome these injuries and secure a crucial victory in this highly anticipated matchup.