Brett Keisel DL PIT 13 Days
Steelers RE Brett Keisel (plantar fasciitis) is practicing in full for Week 13, and expected to return for Thursday's game against the Ravens.
Keisel had sat out the past two weeks after suiting up for each of the Steelers' first nine games. He'll be returning to 25 tackles and two sacks. It's a mild boost for Pittsburgh's front seven.
Brett Keisel DL PIT 20 Days
Steelers RE Brett Keisel's foot injury is a case of plantar fasciitis, but coach Mike Tomlin believes he has a "legitimate opportunity to play" in Week 12.
Per Tomlin, the same is true of OLB LaMarr Woodley (calf) and LG Ramon Foster (high-ankle sprain). Keisel had yet to miss a game this season before being inactive for Sunday's win over the Lions. He has 25 tackles and two sacks through nine games, and has graded out as the No. 25 3-4 end in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Brett Keisel DL PIT 6 Months
Steelers RE Brett Keisel admits 2013 may be his final season.
"It's definitely possible," Keisel said. "It's not a secret that I'm one of the older guys on the team, the oldest guy on the defense." Coming off a 4.5-sack season, Keisel is once again expected to hold off Cam Heyward for Pittsburgh's starting right end gig. His 40 hurries led the team last season. Going on 35, Keisel isn't signed beyond 2013.
Brett Keisel DL PIT Jan 10 '12
Steelers RE Brett Keisel suffered a "severe" groin injury in Sunday's Wild Card loss, and is a candidate for offseason surgery.
Keisel missed two games earlier in the year with a knee injury, but was his usual productive self when on the field, tallying three sacks, two forced fumbles and 48 tackles in 14 games. Soon to be 34, Keisel has missed 14 of a possible 64 games the past four seasons.
Brett Keisel DL PIT Oct 05 '11
Steelers RE Brett Keisel says he will return from his sprained PCL in Week 5 against Tennessee.
Keisel missed the last two games, and Ziggy Hood struggled mightily as a run defender in his absence. Hood will now kick over to left end, replacing Aaron Smith (foot). Chris Johnson does not have a prohibitive Week 5 matchup.
Brett Keisel DL PIT Sep 20 '11
Steelers RE Brett Keisel has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his knee.
Keisel is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts. The Steelers will likely err on the side of caution as they can beat Indy at far less than full strength. Look for Ziggy Hood to get the start.
Brett Keisel DL PIT Sep 19 '11
Steelers RE Brett Keisel (knee) has been diagnosed with a "mild ligament sprain."
Keisel could miss some practice time this week, but will likely be able to give it a go next Sunday night against the Colts. If he can't, Ziggy Hood will take his place at right end. Keisel has missed 12 games with injury since the beginning of the 2008 season.