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Steelers Get Key Injury Updates on Star Players Ahead of Week 4

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Pittsburgh Steelers got key injury updates on some of their star players ahead of a Week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers got key injury updates on some of their star players ahead of a Week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers. / Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images
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Three weeks into the 2021 NFL season and the Pittsburgh Steelers are banged up, especially to a number of star players. That's evident in the team's latest injury report ahead of a challenging Week 4 road matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Simply put, the latest injury report is full of mixed news across the board and involves some of the biggest stars on the roster.

Starting with some positive notes, it looks like the NFL's highest-paid defender in T.J. Watt and Pittsburgh's leading wide receiver Diontae Johnson should be good to go for Sunday. Both participated in full on Thursday after missing Week 3 with separate injuries.

Steelers Injury Report

With such a long injury report, naturally there's some bad news mixed in there. Chase Claypool is the newest addition to the injury report as he's dealing with a hamstring issue that held him to limited status on Thursday.

Additionally, JuJu Smith-Schuster was limited as he continues to heal from a ribs injury suffered in Week 3. Not to mention, Ben Roethlisberger did not practice due to his pectoral issue. Although, the practice status of veteran quarterbacks is a less-telling indicator of their weekly status.

The next 48 hours will be very important in determining what sort of lineup head coach Mike Tomlin is able to trot out on Sunday. At the very least, it should feature Watt and Johnson.

Currently, the Steelers are 6.5-point underdogs against the Packers on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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