Jets vs. Steelers: Thursday Injury Updates


Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

It’s Thursday, and with that comes the updated injury report. Here we will provide you the changes that have occurred since yesterday and the report filed by Max McKenna(click on his name to read).


DB Isaiah Trufant(ankle) TE Dustin Keller(hamstring) DB LaRon Landry(Heel)

These are three downgrades, as all of these guys participated yesterday, at a minimum, on a limited basis. There is no believe that Landry won’t play, he is still on a pitch count. Keller is worrisome, as he declared himself ready to go last week, but didn’t get a lot of action, and wasn’t a factor.

The Jets should have Sione Po’uha and Eric Smith back, which will help the run defense greatly.


FB John Conner(knee) WR Jeremy Kerley(low back)

These are two upgrades on guys that did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. Kerley was huge last week against the Bills, his presence would be sorely missed if he couldn’t go, so him practicing is an excellent sign.

The biggest news, as we reported earlier, was the status of Darrelle Revis, which remains unchanged. He can take part in physical activity, just not contact. There is still time for him to be cleared to play after his concussion, but Rex did tell us that he won’t be a game time decision. He will not be getting on the plane if he can’t be cleared on Saturday, so he will need to be cleared by then. Yes, we are 3-0 without Revis in the Rex Ryan era, but we need him against some tough downfield WRs on the Steelers.

Jan 8 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) prepare to pass rush during the game against the Denver Broncos in the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 23-29 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Now, the updates for the Pittsburgh Steelers:


T Max Starks(illness)

This is the first time he has hit the list this week, but illness doesn’t sound like anything major.


RB Jonathan Dwyer(foot) DE Evander Hood(back)

Dwyer did not practice yesterday, and Hood was limited. Dwyer is expected to get an increased workload against the Jets, despite Rashard Mendenhall’s full participation in practice, so the Jets need to be ready for this guy.

James Harrison hasn’t practiced all week, but he thinks he will be ready to play on Sunday. Troy Polamalu has not practiced either, so the Jets could get a big break if the Steelers don’t have either of these guys available. A tough team gets tougher if one, or both of these guys are active on Sunday.