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Najee Harris Receives Important Wednesday Morning Injury Update

Steelers RB Najee Harris

Steelers RB Najee Harris

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris was forced from Monday's 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts with an abdominal injury. 

Harris was able to depart the field under his own power, but the extent of his injury remained unclear. This was the case as of yesterday, when head coach Mike Tomlin said he had no update on Harris. 

This changed Wednesday, however, when Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network delivered promising news on the 24-year-old's status. 

"Steelers RB Najee Harris, who was ruled out of Monday night's game with an abdominal injury, did not suffer a major injury, sources say," Rapoport reported. "His status this week is up in the air, and he'll be reevaluated as the practice week goes on. But no significant injury is good news."

Harris must be elated with the news. An Alabama graduate who played in all 17 games during his rookie campaign, Harris may still keep his ironman reputation intact. If Harris is able to suit up in Week 13 against the Atlanta Falcons, he'll be back on track to appear in each regular season game. 

The Steelers' playoff hopes are dwindling- if you can give them a shot at a postseason berth to begin with- but if they are to go on a win streak, Harris would be pivotal to those plans. One of Tomlin's primary weapons on the ground and in the air, Taylor's accumulated six total touchdowns on the season. 

Should Pittsburgh go the cautious route, the team has adequate depth at running back to get by. Benny Snell Jr. took on the lion's share of snaps in Harris' stead vs the Colts, tallying 62 yards on 12 opportunities.