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Packers-Steelers Injury Report: No Smith-Schuster for PIT, GB should get Burnett back

The Packers are likely to welcome a few key defensive players back to the lineup on Sunday Night.

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On Sunday when the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers meet on Sunday Night Football, both teams appear set to be missing a couple of significant players due to injury.

However, the Green Bay Packers have several players who have been returning to practice after sitting out in previous weeks. The biggest name in that situation is safety Morgan Burnett, who has sat out the last few games with a groin injury. However, he practiced fully this week and appears set to play on Sunday despite a questionable designation on Friday's injury report.

Joining him as questionable is Clay Matthews, who dropped out of last week's loss to the Ravens. However, the veteran pass rusher did not practice yet this week and is therefore viewed as a less likely candidate to play.

The Steelers, meanwhile, have a trio of players already ruled out. One of them is rookie wide out Juju Smith-Schuster, who will sit with a hamstring injury.

Here are the full reports for both teams on Friday.



  • RB Aaron Jones (knee)


  • DT Kenny Clark (ankle)
  • RB Ty Montgomery (ribs)


  • S Morgan Burnett (groin)
  • CB Kevin King (shoulder)
  • C Corey Linsley (back)
  • OLB Clay Matthews (groin)
  • RB Devante Mays (ankle)
  • G Lucas Patrick (hand)



  • CB Joe Haden (fibula)
  • TE Vance McDonald (ankle)
  • WR Juju Smith-Schuster (hamstring)


  • S Mike Mitchell (ankle)