The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing the St. Louis Rams this weekend as they hope to bounce back from a disappointing performance on national television, but their bigger opponent in the short-term may be themselves. Injuries have been piling up amongst the Steelers' key players, with the most notable being star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's high ankle sprain.
Reports say that the team doesn't expect Roethlisberger to start against St. Louis, so they may be forced to go with Charlie Batch as they try to build some momentum for the postseason. Pittsburgh's full injury report can be found here, but it's shown below:
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- QB Ben Roethlisberger
- LB LaMarr Woodley
- RB Mewelde Moore
- DB Curtis Brown
- C Maurkice Pouncey
- WR Emmanuel Sanders
The big names to focus on here are Roethlisberger, Woodley and Pouncey. Roethlisberger isn't expected to play, but both Woodley and Pouncey are expected to be on the field against St. Louis. They'll likely play less than usual, though, as the team tries to get healthier for the playoffs.
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