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.