Short-handed Steelers getting healthier
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Maurkice Pouncey is expected to return to the Steelers' lineup on Sunday, and Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman might do the same.
Pouncey, an All-Pro center, will practice Wednesday after missing the game in Cincinnati Sunday due to a right knee sprain. Mendenhall (Achilles) and Redman (ankle), who top the running back depth chart, "have a chance" of playing, as well, Sunday, coach Mike Tomlin said.
The news is not all good though, as Pittsburgh (3-3) prepares to host the Washington Redskins (3-4). All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu and starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert have already been ruled out.
The Steelers moved into second place in the AFC North with a 24-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday.