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Steelers-Bears injury report: Ebron is out and Boswell is good to go


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The Steelers are relatively healthy heading into Monday night's game against the Bears at Heinz Field, as tight Eric Ebron is the only player that has been ruled out. Ebron suffered a hamstring injury during last week's practice and it will be his second consecutive game missed.


Backup center/guard B.J. Finney (back) was limited at Saturday's practice after not practicing on Friday. Finney is listed as questionable.


The Steelers dodged a bullet, as kicker Chris Boswell doesn't have an injury designation and is good to go for Monday night's game. Boswell suffered a concussion late in the second quarter against the Browns on a fake field goal pass attempt to Zach Gentry. Boswell didn't return to the game and the Steelers nearly lost due to not having a kicker. Browns' defensive lineman Jordan Elliott wasn't fined by the league for the hit that he delivered on Boswell, which appeared to be an illegal blow to the head. The hit wasn't penalized during the game, either.


Ben Roethlisberger was a full participant on Saturday, but he's dealing with multiple injuries -- a hip, left pectoral, and right shoulder, which was added on Friday.


However, Mike Tomlin doesn't have any concerns with Roethlisberger's injuries and said he'll be active for Monday night.


"Ben's playing," Tomlin said after Saturday's practice. "It's just things to manage. He's been doing this a long time. I've been doing it a long time with him. We generally do a good job of communicating and managing such things. You should anticipate him playing."


Tomlin also said there's nothing to worry about in regards to free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who missed Saturday's practice because of a foot injury. "He's also playing," Tomlin said.


For the Bears, they will be without All-Pro outside linebacker Khalil Mack due to a foot injury. It's the second consecutive game that Mack will miss. Backup quarterback Nick Foles (non-injury/personal/illness), tight end J.P. Holtz (concussion) and running back Damien Williams (knee) are also out against the Steelers.


Inside linebacker Alec Ogletree (ankle) and wide receiver Darnell Mooney (groin) are listed as questionable. Free safety Eddie Jackson (hamstring) is doubtful.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said there's a "really good chance" that running back David Montgomery could be activated for Monday night's game.



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