Linebacker LaMarr Woodley participated in today's practice and is likely to start in Sunday's road game against the New York Giants.
"It's looking good," Woodley said of the strained right hamstring that has nagged him this season. "We've got another day, maybe a half a day to prepare to go out there on Sunday. Looks like I'll give it a try."
"I felt good out there in practice, I ran pretty hard. It felt good."
Woodley missed last month's game in Tennessee because of the same injury and aggravated it last week's win over Washington.
Meanwhile, Issac Redman is the likely starter this week in what has been something of a musical chairs backfield for the Steelers in 2012.
Redman, who began the season as the starter, missed the past two games with an ankle injury he sustained during the Tennessee game. Jonathan Dwyer then stepped in to start and ran for over 100 yards in each of the last two games.
Dwyer injured a quadriceps during the Washington game, and is listed as doubtful for Sunday, as is Rashard Mendenhall. Mendenhall missed the first three games of this year with a knee injury from last season, started against Philadelphia and Tennessee but left the Titans game early after injuring his Achilles. He has missed the past two games.
Finally, safety Ryan Clark who left Sunday's game against Washington with a mild concussion, has been cleared to play and is probable to start Sunday.
"I wasn't out on the field or carried off on a stretcher. I got dinged. It's part of football The doctors and the trainers handled it really well by not allowing me to play or go back in. [But] I feel good," Clark said.
Saftey Troy Polamalu (calf), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) are all out.
First Published November 2, 2012 6:30 PM