AFC injury report: Steelers cautious with Polamalu

The Steelers are sticking with the plan of caution with FS Troy Polamalu (calf) and C Justin Hartwig (knee), holding both starters out of practice on Wednesday. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers would limit Polamalu and Hartwig early during the week before gauging their progress, but both are expected to play. Polamalu suffered his injury during pregame warmups last week, but played the entire game. Hartwig was injured during the second quarter and played with a brace during the second half.

Steelers injury report

Did not practice: C Justin Hartwig (knee), RB Willie Parker (non injury), S Troy Polamalu (calf), DE Aaron Smith (non injury), CB Deshea Towsend (non injury), WR Hines Ward (non injury).

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The Ravens’ first injury report of the week reflects a team battling a number of injuries. The Ravens held eight players out of practice Wednesday, and limited the participation of four starters.

Two players who were injured against the Titans and did not return — LB Terrell Suggs and CB Samari Rolle — were held out. Suggs had an MRI exam on his sprained shoulder Monday according to coach John Harbaugh, who was vague on the status of the injured players. Rolle suffered a groin injury late during the third quarter and did not return.

Ravens injury report

Out: LB Antwan Barnes (shoulder).
Did not pracitce: DT Justin Bannan (foot), WR Mark Clayton (thigh), LB Jarret Johnson (calf), WR Derrick Mason (knee), FB Le’Ron McClain (ankle), CB Samari Rolle (thigh), LB Terrell Suggs (shoulder).
Limited participation: TE Todd Heap (back), LB Ray Lewis (shoulder), FB Lorenzo Neal (shoulder), S Ed Reed (knee).

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