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Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report, Week 17: Ben Roethlisberger Returns To Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers got back onto the practice field today in preparation to take on the Cleveland Browns in their final game of the 2011 regular season. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger practiced in full today, after missing last week with an ankle injury. It is expected that Roethlisberger will start on Sunday, as the Steelers still have a chance to clinch the AFC North and the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs with a win and a Baltimore Ravens loss.

Offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey also returned to practice and practiced in full, telling reporters after practice that he will play on Sunday against the Browns. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders also returned to practice in full. There were four Steelers who did not practice, however.

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