Steelers receiver Sammie Coates is playing excellent football this season, but a hand injury may hold him back this week.
Coates has a large cast on his hand and seems unlikely to do much in practice this week, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.
Despite suffering a cut on his hand that required stitches on Sunday against the Jets, Coates remained in the game. He did drop some passes, however, indicating that the hand injury may have been bothering him more than he was letting on.
Although the drops are an issue, Coates has made more big plays than any receiver in the NFL this season: Coates has 19 catches for 421 yards this season and has an NFL-high six catches of 40 yards or more.