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Steelers to 'leave that light on' for Joe Haden's possible return

Chris Harlan
| Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
The Colts' Chester Rogers tries to elude Steelers safety Sean Davis, as cornerback Joe Haden lays on the ground after breaking his leg during the first quarter Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
The Colts' Chester Rogers tries to elude Steelers safety Sean Davis, as cornerback Joe Haden lays on the ground after breaking his leg during the first quarter Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Injured cornerback Joe Haden won't be active for Thursday night's game, but the Steelers maintain hope he could return this season.

Haden suffered a broken fibula during Sunday's Steelers win at the Colts. For now, the team won't place Haden on injured reserve, coach Mike Tomlin said Monday.

“We're still in the process of evaluating Joe's leg injury. It could be less than we think. It could be more than we think,” Tomlin said. “The reality is, he's not playing this week. We will leave him available to us in the short term until we get a better sense of what the prognosis is. Obviously, if there's a chance for him to participate with our team this year, we'll leave that light on.”

Safety Mike Mitchell, who left Sunday's game with a right ankle injury, has a chance to play this week, Tomlin said.

“We'll see as the week goes on,” Tomlin said. “Obviously, there's not a lot of physical participation (in a short week of practice) to measure, but he has a chance.”

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