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Super Bowl XLIII Injury Report: Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals

This is sort of an injury report but I'd take it with a grain of salt until the Arizona Cardinals actually hit the practice field (they had the day off yesterday). The biggest injury concern is of course Travis LaBoy who had a MRI on his injured bicep earlier in the week. He's already said that he is going to try and play with the strained biceps tendon but that the training staff is working on a special brace for him to wear (ala Kurt Warner last year). LaBoy's dealt with at least three different injuries this season, including this bicep injury, a groin pull and a sprained ankle, and it's questionable if he's been 100% since the Dallas game. I doubt we'll see him participate in practice until at least Wednesday or Thursday of next week and he'll probably enter gameday listed as questionable. The Cardinals also listed J.J. Arrington as DNP for the knee that he injured during the Eagles game. How much he's able to practice over the next week will be worth watching. Antonio Smith and Ben Graham were listed as limited and Anquan Boldin was listed on the injury report but fully participated in the practice that never really took place (no word yet on if his injury status is related to a broken heart or hurt feelings).

The Steelers injury report is quite a bit longer but most of it simply veterans who got the day off, while the team went through a very light practice session. Mike Tomlin has a track record of giving veteran players a day of rest late in the season and that was the case with Willie Parker, Aaron Smith and DeShea Townsend. Their biggest injury concern over next 10 days will be Hines Ward who's sprained MCL will not be at 100%. He's vowed to play though so we'll see if he's able to get into practice sometime later next week. Other notables who did not practice include Ben Roethlisberger, Max Starks, Justin Hartwig, Lawrence Timmons and Mewelde Moore.