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Will Johnson Injury: Updates on Steelers FB's Hamstring and Return

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 6:  Fullback Will Johnson #46 of the Pittsburgh Steelers holds the football after catching a pass and scoring on a two-point conversion attempt during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field on December 6, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Steelers defeated the Colts 45-10. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
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Mike NorrisFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson suffered a hamstring injury against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 9 in the Wild Card Round. It is unclear when he will be ready to return. 

Continue for updates.

Johnson Out for Divisional Round

Sunday, Jan. 17

Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest announced Johnson was inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Latest on Johnson's Practice Status 

Saturday, Jan. 16

Johnson was limited all week, according to Jesse Palmer of NFL Network.

Johnson's Injury Another Setback for Steelers Backfield

Johnson, who has been splitting practice time between fullback and tight end, said before the Wild Card game he thought he may have an increased role in the backfield with the Steelers down to their third-string running back, Fitzgerald Toussaint, per Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com.

However, he did not get much of a chance after suffering the injury early. The Steelers will have to dig deep into the playbook to overcome the injuries that have plagued their backfield.

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