Woodley Still Sounds Like a Question Mark For Sunday Night in KC

Will linebacker LaMarr Woodley be back on the field Sunday night in KC?

That seems to be the big question for the Steelers, who will take on a Chiefs team that is reeling, now with a backup QB in Tyler Palko, and a team that has dropped their last three games after going on a four-game win streak.

Woodley has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, and the KC game was his target to be back after the bye. He won’t play Sunday night in Kansas City unless he makes significant progress this week according to report.

Woodley said he practiced on a limited basis Monday, doing “a few things” with the first-team defense before working out on his own. Less encouraging for the Steelers is how Woodley sounded after the team’s first practice following the bye week. Woodley talked in increments rather than significant steps.

“Every day, you just push it a little more,” Woodley said. “The worst thing about a hamstring injury is that they take time to heal. If you take a look at guys across the league — coming back too early, sometimes — the next thing you know, they’re out two to three more weeks. Those injuries can do those types of things, so you have to be careful.”

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One Comment

  • DrGeorge

    Why risk it? We will need Woodley more down the road. A healthy Worilds is better for the team than a hobbled Woodley. And Worilds was solid in his last outing; not spectacular, but dependable. Give Woodley more time to recover. It will pay dividends later.

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