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Dwyer joins list of injured Steelers tailbacks

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With running back Jonathan Dwyer emerging as a consistent chain-mover in Pittsburgh, he now has something in common with the rest of the team’s tailbacks.

He’s hurt.

Dwyer missed practice Wednesday with a quadricep injury, three days after rushing for more than 100 yards for the second game in a row.

Isaac Redman (ankle) was a full participant in practice.  Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Baron Batch (shin) practiced on a limited basis.  Redman and Mendenhall have missed the past two games.

Also missing practice were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring), and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring).  Woodley and Gilbert are both expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Safety Ryan Clark, who suffered a concussion on Sunday, fully participated in practice.

And, yes, the Steelers actually call it a concussion.  Not head or neck or concussion-like symptoms.

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21 Responses to “Dwyer joins list of injured Steelers tailbacks”
  1. Stiller43 says: Oct 31, 2012 9:43 PM

    The nfl is funny. The jints could easily be 4-4 and the steelers easily 6-1. Regardless, game of the week right here.

  2. ajc33635 says: Oct 31, 2012 9:49 PM

    He says he will play. Next man up.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 31, 2012 9:54 PM

    They will need all hands on deck with a super-inspired Giants team playing for their fans who are looking for something good to grasp ahold of.

  4. jeffa43 says: Oct 31, 2012 9:58 PM

    This is cruel… Fellow die hards know what I am saying.

    Deep breath, ok Batch… Next man up.

    #*%^!!!!!!!

  5. husky2score says: Oct 31, 2012 10:18 PM

    Dude OMG the Steelers are so done their not making the playoffs this year they absolutely suck right now OMG!

    Signed, A Ravens Fan.

  6. jobotjones says: Oct 31, 2012 10:21 PM

    And, yes, the Steelers actually call it a concussion. Not head or neck or concussion-like symptoms.
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    Give it a rest Mike, we all know how big of a tool you are no need to reiterate.

  7. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 31, 2012 10:28 PM

    You gotta be a bad dude to play RB in the NFL…rushing headfirst into 300 pound dudes and gettin smashed by LBs. You would expect every RB to be on the DL taking that kind of punishment.

  8. bray72 says: Oct 31, 2012 10:31 PM

    Why the last paragraph?
    Are you suggesting by spinning the information that the Steelers are not as concerned about concussions? And this in spite of Tomlin’s concussion initiative. Please!

  9. dpaste99 says: Oct 31, 2012 11:07 PM

    I find it strange how oft injured running backs are in this new era of the pass and big play.

  10. fuzzynuts55 says: Oct 31, 2012 11:17 PM

    As long as Clark plays were ok. Steelers moving up Ravens moving down!

  11. deathonwings410 says: Oct 31, 2012 11:41 PM

    the AFC North is a true Mash Unit this year…

  12. jerrysshadescleaner says: Oct 31, 2012 11:53 PM

    Picture looks like they really are prison inmates. and its bout to get nasty

  13. edwinmoses says: Nov 1, 2012 1:46 AM

    Stiller43 says: Oct 31, 2012 9:43 PM

    The nfl is funny. The jints could easily be 4-4 and the steelers easily 6-1. Regardless, game of the week right here.
    ———————————————————————————
    you’re funny.

  14. tiggerblood says: Nov 1, 2012 5:52 AM

    You make a good point on the oft injured backs in the pass happy league, hmmm maybe it’s like race horses pumped full of supplements(roids) lol, a lot of the horses are pretty brittle these days. But that’s purely a guess we all know that their is no steroid use in the nfl……

  15. steelcityfinest13 says: Nov 1, 2012 7:58 AM

    If the D keep playing how its been playing…..no need2 worry!!

  16. tlmoon2112 says: Nov 1, 2012 8:28 AM

    The only thing the Steelers are moving UP in is the age chart.

  17. mostlombardisintheleague says: Nov 1, 2012 8:42 AM

    Dwyer has won the starting role and first on the depth chart, undisputed. He must play and start – PIT training staff, work your magic. He will be key to controling T.O.P, as Manning will broil our secondary. Tomlin had better put a stop to the penalties starting this Sunday, difficult enough playing the Giants on the road.

  18. ravenator says: Nov 1, 2012 9:27 AM

    Hahahah this is awesome.

  19. steelersmichele says: Nov 1, 2012 10:13 AM

    you forgot to mention that they kept Clark out if the game…unlike some other teams who actually call it a concussion and actually let the players back into the game.

  20. kev86 says: Nov 1, 2012 5:58 PM

    Maras and Rooneys are old school. Similar franchises. Should be a good game and can’t wait to go.

  21. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Nov 1, 2012 8:22 PM

    @ husky2score. Look at the ravens you fool.

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