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Friday Injury Report: Green Bay Packers at Steelers

This is one of the shortest injury lists for the Green Bay Packers I can remember, especially this late in the season, while the Steelers are missing two key players for another week.

For the Packers: Barnett and Jolly suffered their injuries last week at Chicago, and they both were able to return to the game, so I'd be surprised if they were out on Sunday. Pickett missed last week, after hurting his hamstring late in the game against the Ravens, but he expected to be ready this week based on the last quotes I've read from him. Hawk was a "rare Saturday addition" to the injury report with a sore ankle. I'm not expecting either backup LB Jeremy Thompson or CB Brandon Underwood to play, but neither was likely to do anything more than play on special teams. I'd expect everyone except Thompson, and maybe Underwood, will play.

For the Steelers: the loss of 5 time Pro Bowl S Troy Polamalu continues to be one of their biggest problems during their 5 game losing streak. Not that his absence has been the entire reason for the losing streak, but it's a big part of it. LG Chris Kemoeatu is a lesser known player, but they are better with him on the offensive line, and he's already been ruled out too. Former 2nd round pick, WR Limas Sweed is out, but he's only contributed 1 catch this season. While WR Hines Ward will play with his bad hamstring, I've heard that it's robbed him of his speed, and he's not likely to be a big factor on Sunday. Hartwig and Keisel should play.

The complete injury report is after the jump.

Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Nick Barnett LB Knee Full Participation Probable
A.J. Hawk LB Ankle (Not Listed) Probable
Johnny Jolly DE Knee Full Participation Probable
Ryan Pickett NT Hamstring Limited Participation Questionable
Jeremy Thompson LB Neck Out Out
Brandon Underwood CB Hip Did Not Participate Doubtful
Charles Woodson CB Shoulder / Not Inj. Related Limited Participation Probable
Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Justin Hartwig C Knee Full Participation Probable
Brett Keisel DE Neck Full Participation Probable
Chris Kemoeatu G Wrist Did Not Participate Out
Troy Polamalu S Knee Did Not Participate Out
Limas Sweed WR Illness Did Not Participate Out
Hines Ward WR Hamstring Full Participation Probable