Steelers injury report: Marcus Gilbert back at practice, JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen) sits out |

Steelers injury report: Marcus Gilbert back at practice, JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen) sits out

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers Marcus Gilbert during ota work outs May, 2018 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

Marcus Gilbert was looking forward to showing he was healthy enough to play Monday night in Tampa. A driving rainstorm never gave him the chance.

“I couldn’t even get on the field,” the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting right tackle said of pregame warm-ups prior to playing the Buccaneers. “It was coming down too hard. By the time I could get out there, it was time for the team to go out and I couldn’t even give it a shot. That was unfortunate.”

Gilbert’s chances of playing Sunday when the Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens are much better. Though the Steelers practice Wednesday was a glorified walkthrough, Gilbert said his ailing hamstring “felt pretty good” as a full participant in it.

“I’m taking it one day at a time, but this week I’m pretty optimistic,” Gilbert said. “I want to see how things go day by day and have no setbacks.”

Two other starters who missed Monday’s game – Morgan Burnett and David DeCastro – were also full practice participants Wednesday.

A surprise addition to the injury report was second-year receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who did not practice because of an abdomen injury. Also not practicing was cornerback Mike Hilton, whose elbow injury suffered Monday was evaluated Tuesday.

Hilton was spotted in a sling when spotted in the locker room late in the afternoon. Asked by if he would practice Thursday, Hilton said, “Probably, I don’t know yet.”

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at [email protected] or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

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