Steelers running back James Conner’s shoulder issue a minor one


The Steelers don’t have running backs to spare with Le’Veon Bell still away from camp during his contract negotiation.

And the guy who has gotten a lot of his work might not miss too much more time.

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie James Connor’s shoulder injury appears to be minor and he could return to practice later this week.

Conner was injured Sunday and had his arm in a sling after practice, and was held out Monday and sent to Pittsburgh to be evaluated. Players had Tuesday off.

It appears the hamstring injury that knocked cornerback Senquez Golson out Sunday will last a little longer. He was carted off the field, extending his run of hard luck. The 2015 second-rounder hasn’t played a snap in a regular season game because of injuries.

5 responses to “Steelers running back James Conner’s shoulder issue a minor one

  1. Still waiting for Tomlin’s defensive prowess to surface. Wasn’t he hired as a DB specialist and yet that has been one of the weakest positions on this team since his arrival.

  2. Actually the defense finished 12th last year. With about 7 starters at or under 25, it’s very young and trending upwards too. Only the ageless James Harrison, plus Willie Gay, Mike Mitchell and Cameron Hayward are older than 25. All of them are still very good players too, whether any troll likes it or not.

    Connor is going to be a good one, that guy beat cancer, beating the NFL is going to be easier than that. Ugh Golson on the other hand looks like a wasted draft pick. Poor dude just can’t stay healthy. If the best ability is availability, he’s just about out of chances.

    Go Steelers!

  3. redclaw1314 says:
    Aug 2, 2017 8:00 AM
    Minor? Me thinks they do not want to give Le’Veon any leverage in contract negotiations.

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    There are no negotiations. It’s either he signs the tender and plays or doesn’t sign it and doesn’t play per the CBA.

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