The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their Thursday injury report ahead of a Week 6 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Both teams will be without star players, as Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (finger) will not play.
Pittsburgh (2-3) is still attempting to climb its way up the AFC North standings following a Week 5 victory against Denver. Meanwhile Seattle (2-3) will look to keep its season on life support until Wilson makes his return.
Below is the Thursday injury report for the Steelers. The Seahawks have yet to release practice designations for Thursday.
Steelers and Seahawks injury list
Did Not Practice – Steelers: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (coaches’ decision).
The big news here is the Steelers receiving corps takes another hit, as Smith-Schuster is out for the season. A couple of other receivers are also listed on the injury report, as things don’t get any easier for Ben Roethlisberger.
A fifth-year player out of Colorado, Witherspoon is a new addition to the injury report.
Limited – Steelers: WR Chase Claypool (hamstring), WR James Washington (groin), DT Carlos Davis (knee).
Claypool was also a limited participant last week and played, so the Steelers will hope that trend carried into Week 6. Washington miss this past Sunday’s game with a groin injury. If he is able to go against Seattle, he could see an expanded role with Smith-Schuster sidelined.
Davis missed his fourth straight game with a knee injury, but limited participation both Wednesday and Thursday hint he could return.
Full – Steelers: QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral/hip), LB Melvin Ingram III (not injury related), OL Trai Turner (not injury related), DT Cameron Heyward (neck), CB Cam Sutton (groin), LB Devin Bush (groin).
Steelers fans can rejoice in the fact that the full participants list is by far the longest of the three. Bush left late in the fourth quarter against the Broncos last week, so his appearance on this list is also a good sign.