Lamaar Woodley injury: Steelers LB unlikely to play

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The Steelers could be without their best players on Thursday.

The Steelers may have a big hole to fill in the center of their defense against the Ravens. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley is listed as doubtful for the Week 13 contest, according to SiriusXM's Adam Caplan. Woodley is dealing with a calf injury for two weeks and has already missed two games due to the ailment.

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With Woodley likely out of the lineup, fourth-year player Kion Wilson will probably continue his role of fill-in starter. Wilson is a huge downgrade from Woodley, who has produced five sacks and a forced fumble in nine games this season. Wilson has 12 tackles on the season and has started the last two games for the Steelers, despite Chris Carter being list as Woodley's backup on the team's official depth chart.

The Steelers are currently 5-6 and are hoping to catch the Bengals for the AFC North title or acquire a wild card spot. That quest will continue on Thursday night against the Ravens.

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