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Week 15 Injury Report (Patriots)
December 15, 2017 09:10 PM | Teresa Varley
Joe Haden returned to practice in a limited role this week, the first time he was on the practice field since fracturing his fibula against the Colts on Nov. 12.

Haden, who is questionable for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field, wants to play but knows he will be needed down the road as well.

"We are in the playoffs, we have something to look forward to," said Haden on Wednesday. "I don't want to go out there half (way), and be out there hurting the team, hurting myself. Knowing we have games coming, knowing I am on my way back. I want to play if I can play, if I can't it is what it is."

The ups and downs of injuries have continued for Vance McDonald. McDonald returned to the field last week against the Ravens after missing the previous three games with an ankle injury. But, McDonald suffered a shoulder injury against the Ravens and left the game. He missed practice all week and has been ruled out.

Coty Sensabaugh was sidelined in practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of a shoulder injury suffered against the Ravens, but was a full participant on Friday and is questionable.

Tyler Matakevich, who missed the Ravens game, worked in a limited role on Wednesday and Thursday because of a shoulder injury suffered against the Bengals, was a full participant in practice on Friday and isn't on the status report.

There were two late additions to the injury report this week. JuJu Smith-Schuster, who missed the Ravens game serving a one-week suspension, was limited in practice with a hamstring injury on Thursday and Friday and is questionable for Sunday. Smith-Schuster missed the Packers game in Week 12 with a hamstring injury, but returned the following week against Cincinnati.

Maurkice Pouncey, the general of the offensive line, was also limited on Thursday with a hip injury but was a full participant on Friday and should be good to go.

Here is the current injury report for the Steelers' Week 15 game vs. New England.



Game Status

OUT
TE Vance McDonald (Shoulder)
OUT
DL Alan Branch (Knee)
DB Brandon King (Hamstring)
LB Kyle Van Noy (Calf)
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
DOUBTFUL
No players listed
QUESTIONABLE
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
CB Coty Sensabaugh (Shoulder)
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE
DL Trey Flowers (Rib)
CB Stephon Gilmore (Ankle)
LB David Harris (Ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (Shoulder)
DL Eric Lee (Ankle)
WR Matthew Slater (Hamstring)
OT LaAdrian Waddle (Ankle)
DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (Foot)


Friday, December 15, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Vance McDonald (Shoulder)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Alan Branch (Knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DL Trey Flowers (Rib)
CB Stephon Gilmore (Ankle)
LB David Harris (Ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (Shoulder)
DB Brandon King (Hamstring)
DL Eric Lee (Ankle)
WR Matthew Slater (Hamstring)
LB Kyle Van Noy (Calf)
OT LaAdrian Waddle (Ankle)
DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (Foot)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Martavis Bryant (Not Injury Related)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Shoulder)
C Maurkice Pouncey (Hip)
CB Coty Sensabaugh (Shoulder)
DE Stephon Tuitt (Illness)
FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Johnson Bademosi (Illness)
QB Tom Brady (Achilles)
CB Malcolm Butler (Ankle)
WR Brandin Cooks (Hand)


Thursday, December 14, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Vance McDonald (Shoulder)
CB Coty Sensabaugh (Shoulder)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Alan Branch (Knee)
CB Johnson Bademosi (Illness)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Shoulder)
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Hamstring)
C Maurkice Pouncey (Hip)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Malcolm Butler (Ankle)
DL Trey Flowers (Rib)
CB Stephon Gilmore (Ankle)
LB David Harris (Ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (Shoulder)
DB Brandon King (Hamstring)
DL Eric Lee (Ankle)
WR Matthew Slater (Hamstring)
LB Kyle Van Noy (Calf)
OT LaAdrian Waddle (Ankle)
DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (Foot)
FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Martavis Bryant (Not Injury Related)
DE Stephon Tuitt (Illness)
FULL PARTICIPATION
QB Tom Brady (Achilles)
WR Brandin Cooks (Hand)


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Martavis Bryant (Not Injury Related)
CB Coty Sensabaugh (Shoulder)
TE Vance McDonald (Shoulder)
DE Stephon Tuitt (Illness)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Alan Branch (Knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Joe Haden (Fibula)
LB Tyler Matakevich (Shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Malcolm Butler (Ankle)
DL Trey Flowers (Rib)
CB Stephon Gilmore (Ankle)
LB David Harris (Ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (Shoulder)
DB Brandon King (Hamstring)
DL Eric Lee (Ankle)
WR Matthew Slater (Hamstring)
LB Kyle Van Noy (Calf)
OT LaAdrian Waddle (Ankle)
DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (Foot)
FULL PARTICIPATION
No players listed
FULL PARTICIPATION
QB Tom Brady (Achilles)
WR Brandin Cooks (Hand)
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