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Week 12 NFL Injuries, Steelers: Troy Polamalu Questionable, Brett Keisel To Return

The Steelers’ injury report is out, and it appears the Steelers will be in pretty good shape to play the Bills on Sunday. The first order of business is whether Troy Polamalu will play – his Achilles continues to bother him, and he’s currently listed as questionable, but he participated in practice Friday. Rookie wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) is out, but the Steelers will only really miss him on special teams. Tight end Matt Spaeth is listed as doubtful with a concussion.

The good news with regard to injuries, though, is that Brett Keisel will be ready to go after missing about a month with a hamstring injury. This should provide a boost for the Steelers defense – with the absence of Keisel and Aaron Smith (who will be out against this week), Pittsburgh has relied upon Nick Eason and Ziggy Hood, and the depth at defensive end has been thin. It doesn’t sound like Keisel will have any trouble coming back, either:

“I feel good. I got two zeros, man, and a one,” he said, referring to his 100 percent health. “I’m chomping at the bit to get back out there” …

“I think he’s ready to go, definitely,” defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said. “The training staff gave him the OK to practice and he’s practiced all week, I don’t think he missed a snap.”

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