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Najee Harris suffers elbow injury, returns in third quarter for Week 18

Steelers RB Najee Harris suffered an elbow injury in Week 18 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Najee Harris #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field on December 19, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Update: Harris is back in the game. We’ll see if he can stay in.

Update: Things aren’t looking good for a Harris return to this game.

Update: Harris still hadn’t returned to the game by halftime despite being considered probable to return.

Update: Harris still hasn’t returned despite being probable to do so.

Update: NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala announces that Najee Harris is expected to return, though he remains on the sideline with two minutes left in the first quarter.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris has exited Sunday’s Week 18 game against the Baltimore Ravens with an apparent arm injury. The rookie suffered the injury on the first drive of the contest.

This would be a critical loss for the Steelers this afternoon, especially considering that they’re fighting for one of the final two Wild Card spots in the AFC playoffs. The first-round running back out of Alabama has been an integral part of the offense and has made a huge impact in just his first year in the Steel City. Entering Sunday, he registered 1,172 rushing yards on 296 carries and seven touchdowns on the ground. He’s also made his bones as a pass-catching option, hauling in 70 catches for 440 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

With Harris out, Benny Snell has taken over in the backfield for the Steelers. We’ll see if the dynamic rookie can return to the regular-season finale.