The New York Giants will be without two linebackers for certain in Sunday's Week 9 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as both Chase Blackburn and Jacquin Williams have already been ruled out for the contest. In addition, linebacker Keith Rivers has been listed as doubtful, which may add another name to the list.
That means Mark Herzlich will start, which will bring his first string of extended playing time this season.
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, tight end Bear Pascoe and safety Kenny Phillips have all been listed as questionable for Sunday. Bradshaw was unable to practice on Friday, but several reports have indicated that there is a strong chance that he will play. Phillips is expected to return to action against the Steelers after missing several weeks due to his knee.
Here is the complete injury report, via Big Blue View:
LB Chase Blackburn, Hamstring
LB Jacquian Williams, Knee
LB Keith Rivers, Calf
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Foot
TE Bear Pascoe, Ankle
S Kenny Phillips, Knee