Marcus Gilbert Injury: Updates on Steelers OT's Ankle and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 8:  Marcus Gilbert #77 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field on November 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Steelers defeated the Raiders 38-35.  (Photo by Rob Leiter via Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert has not played since he injured his ankle in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates. 

Gilbert Active vs. Ravens

Sunday, Nov. 6

The Steelers did not list Gilbert among the inactive players for their Week 9 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

Latest on Gilbert's Practice Status

Friday, Nov. 4

The Steelers announced that Gilbert was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Gilbert's Injured Ankle in Protective Boot

Monday, Oct. 3

Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Gilbert was spotted in a walking boot and was not made available to reporters.

Steelers Need Gilbert Healthy for Playoff Push

The 28-year-old, who started the first four games for the Steelers this season, started all 16 games a year ago and had previously missed only four games over the last three seasons combined.

Entering Week 4, the former second-round pick had been a starter in all but one game he played in during his six-year career.

Unfortunately, Gilbert's injury has been a setback for a Steelers offense that was finally approaching full strength. Running back Le'Veon Bell returned to the lineup in Week 4 after serving a suspension for the first three games of the season.

Ryan Harris replaced Gilbert in the lineup and remained there when Gilbert was sidelined. The 31-year-old started 16 games for the Denver Broncos last season before signing with the Steelers as a free agent.


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