"I thought he threw pretty well," Tomlin said. "There is a pain-tolerance issue. I am not overly concerned with his ability to be effective in the midst of this. Not at this juncture, no."
"Ben has a right thumb fracture, of course not to the extent of say Cutler's," Tomlin said. "He's going to be able to play."
Tomlin also expects safety Troy Polamalu, slowed during the bye week with a rib injury, to play Sunday. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) and wide receivers Arnaz Battle (hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (knee) all practiced in a limited capacity, and Tomlin said coaches will monitor their status day by day.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.