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Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Injury report: Safety Darian Stewart is questionable

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Here is your Friday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak announced that quarterback Peyton Manning, safety T.J. Ward, linebacker Lerentee McCray, and defensive back Omar Bolden have all been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Manning is still dealing with a foot injury, Ward is dealing with an ankle injury he suffered against the New England Patriots, McCray has a hamstring injury, and Bolden is dealing with a hamstring injury as well.

Speaking of Manning, the quarterback was held out of practice today because he was dealing with foot soreness. He will travel with the team and is expected to be on the sideline this weekend.

Despite being listed as questionable, running back, C.J. Anderson is expected to play Sunday. Kubiak says that the running back position is back to "full strength" this weekend. I'd assume Ronnie Hillman will still start the game, but look for Anderson to get plenty of touches.

One thing to keep an eye on this weekend is safety Darian Stewart. He did not practice all week because of a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. The Broncos are already down starter T.J. Ward at safety, so there's a chance they will be without both. Also, with safety Omar Bolden already ruled out, it looks like we'll see Keo and Bush get some playing time.

While Kubiak didn't say this, I'd expect Stewart to be a game-time decision on Sunday. They will work him out prior to the game like they have done with Emmanuel Sanders and Evan Mathis and see how he is. Even if he's active, there's a chance he might not play. They have done the same with C.J. Anderson and Louis Vasquez.

On a positive note, safety David Bruton is listed as probable and will more than likely get the starting nod at one of the safety positions on Sunday.

Wide receiver's Andre Caldwell and Bennie Fowler are both listed as questionable. It will be interesting to see their status when the inactives are posted prior to the game on Sunday.

As for the Steelers, they're looking rather healthy. All nine players on their injury report are listed as probable for Sunday's game.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
C.J. Anderson RB Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Owen Daniels TE Knee/Knee DNP LIMITED FULL PROBABLE
Todd Davis ILB Shoulder DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Evan Mathis G Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Lerentee McCray OLB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Darian Stewart S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
T.J. Ward S Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Omar Bolden S Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED DNP OUT
David Bruton Jr. S Knee LIMITED LIMITED FULL PROBABLE
Andre Caldwell WR Quadricep LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Bennie Fowler WR Ankle LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Cody Latimer WR Hamstring LIMITED FULL FULL PROBABLE
Peyton Manning QB Foot LIMITED LIMITED DNP OUT
Danny Trevathan ILB Concussion LIMITED FULL FULL PROBABLE
Ryan Harris T Knee FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Ronnie Hillman RB Foot FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Emmanuel Sanders WR Finger FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Vance Walker DE Shoulder FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
DeMarcus Ware OLB Back FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Sylvester Williams NT Ankle FULL FULL FULL PROBABLE
Demaryius Thomas WR NIR NOT LISTED DNP FULL PROBABLE
Malik Jackson DE NIR NOT LISTED DNP FULL PROBABLE

Pittsburgh Steelers

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Bud Dupree LB Back DNP LIMITED FULL PROBABLE
William Gay CB NIR DNP FULL FULL PROBABLE
James Harrison LB NIR DNP FULL FULL PROBABLE
Heath Miller TE Rib DNP FULL FULL PROBABLE
Mike Mitchell S Shoulder DNP DNP FULL PROBABLE
Matt Spaeth TE Knee DNP FULL FULL PROBABLE
Will Allen S NIR NOT LISTED DNP FULL PROBABLE
Ryan Shazier LB Knee NOT LISTED DNP FULL PROBABLE
DeAngelo Williams RB Illness NOT LISTED DNP LIMITED PROBABLE