The Ravens held out four key starters — WRs Mark Clayton and Derrick Mason, CB Samari Rolle and LB Terrell Suggs — from practice for the second straight day on Thursday.
Suggs, who had his right arm in a sling while he met with the media (video), appears to be a game-time decision because of his sprained right shoulder. He admitted he was trying to be optismistic about the injury despite being in a great deal of pain.
“We’ll have to wait and see Sunday,” Suggs said. “I’m being optimistic about it, I hope so. … We’ll just have to wait and see. All I can do is work hard to try to get it back healthy. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
The Ravens did upgrade starters RB Le’Ron McClain (ankle) and LB Jarret Johnson. McClain said his ankle was “doing good” and that he got more practice repetitions Thursday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t speak with the media Thursday, so no other updates were available.
Ravens’ injury report
Out: LB Antwan Barnes (shoulder).
Did not practice: DT Justin Bannan (foot), WR Mark Clayton (thigh), WR Derrick Mason (knee), CB Samari Rolle (thigh), LB Terrell Suggs (shoulder).
Limited participation: TE Todd Heap (back), LB Jarret Johnson (calf), LB Ray Lewis (shoulder), FB Le’Ron McClain (ankle), FB Lorenzo Neal (shoulder), S Ed Reed (knee).
The Steelers’ already short injury list got shorter Thursday, as FS Troy Polamalu took part in a full practice session and C Justin Hartwig took part in a limited portion. Both players were upgraded from Wednesday. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had said the team would limit both players early during the week.
Steelers’ injury report
Limited participation: C Justin Hartwig (knee).
Full participation: S Troy Polamalu (calf).