The Pittsburgh Steelers know that NFL injury reports are nothing to mess around with and that they must always be truthful. Well, they're always going to be, as no team wants to jeopardize the health of their players. Fortunately, the Steelers are looking at one of their shortest injury reports of the season as they are set to face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. The winner of this game will head to Houston to take part in Super Bowl LI.

Steelers hoping short injury list leads them to NFL Championship

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a pretty good week of practice even though a flu bug bit the team.

At least 15 different players and coaches were hit by the flu and it made its way around the NFL to other teams as well. Still, any of those players who were sick this week, are feeling better and prepared to play on Sunday.

As for those on the Steelers injury report, only three players are listed, and two of them are expected to play. Linebacker James Harrison missed only one of two practice days this week with shoulder and triceps injuries, so, it doesn't appear as if he will miss the game. The same can be said for running back Fitzgerald Toussaint who is finally back from suffering a concussion a few weeks ago. All three players on the injury report are listed as "Questionable."

  • LB James Harrison - shoulder, triceps
  • RB Fitzgerald Toussaint - concussion
  • TE Ladarius Green - concussion

NFL may look more into concussions of Ladarius Green

Tight end Ladarius Green has been in the NFL's concussion protocol for weeks now, and actually, he's still in it.

While he practiced on a limited basis with the Steelers this week, he has still not been cleared by the league to return to play in a game of any kind. The team is still optimistic that there is a chance he could play against the Patriots, but nothing is confirmed yet.

The NFL takes concussions very seriously and will fine a team if a player has not fully recovered from one before returning to the field.

This past week, Ladarius Green practiced on a limited basis and did not participate in contact drills. He traveled with the team to New England just in case he is cleared by Sunday, but that remains to be seen.