9/17 Injury Update: Banner to IR

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By: G.Stryker, Twitter @SNStryker and Instagram @SNStryker

Zach Banner has been placed on season ending Injured Reserve.  He is scheduled to have his knee operated on tomorrow.  Jerald Hawkins has replaced him on the active roster.  Hawkins is expected to take over the extra tackle and backup swing tackle roles moving forward.

Stefen Wisniewski (chest) is not expected to play this weekend and did not practice.  The coaching staff is preparing Kevin Dotson to make his first NFL start.  David DeCastro also did not practice today.

The great news is every other player that was listed as ‘Did Not Practice’ yesterday, practiced fully today.  See the table below for details.

PlayerInjuryPrac 1Prac 2Prac 3 4 5Game Status
Trey EdmundsHamstringDNPDNPDNPOUT/ IR
Joe HadenKneeDNPDNPLPQuestionable
David DeCastroNot injury relatedDNPDNPFPPlaying
Jaylen SamuelsQuadricepsDNPDNPDNPOut Covid Reserve
Maurkice PounceyNot injury relatedDNPDNPFPPlaying
JuJu Smith-SchusterFootDNPLPFPPlaying
Stephon TuittNot injury relatedDNPFPFPOut Covid Reserve
Alejandro VillanuevaNot injury relatedDNPFPFPPlaying
Ben RoethlisbergerQuadDNPLPFPPlaying
Vance McDonaldCovid-19 10 Day ListDNPActivatedNo reportPlaying
Tyson AlualuNot injury relatedDNPFPFPPlaying
Vince WilliamsNot injury relatedDNPFPFPPlaying
Cameron HeywardAnkleDNPLPFPPlaying
Jayrone ElliottIllnessDNPFPFPPlaying
Eric EbronNot injury relatedDNPFPFPPlaying
Kevin DotsonCovid-19 10 Day ListDNPDNPDNPTBD

DNP = Did Not Practice
LP= Limited Practice
FP = Full Practice

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