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Steelers Training Camp Injury Report: Senquez Golson surgery decision to come in "a couple weeks"

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a decision to make with their rookie cornerback Senquez Golson and his shoulder injury, but the decision might not final for a couple weeks.

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Monday, a report surfaced of the Pittsburgh Steelers second round draft pick Senquez Golson possibly needing season-ending surgery on his shoulder. After practice, both Golson and head coach Mike Tomlin spoke about the report. Neither denied the fact surgery is an option for the rookie, but the decision on what the team will do is still weeks away.

Most likely the team is waiting for a couple things: to see how his shoulder might heal naturally, a second opinion from another specialist or what Golson's future would mean for the team and the roster heading into 2014. Regardless, it looks as if Golson will remain on the PUP list for a few more weeks before anything is decided on his rookie season.


The only new injury to add to the growing list for the Steelers was rookie WR Eli Rogers. Tomlin said Rogers has a foot sprain and will be evaluated day-to-day. Rogers has been impressive in camp so far and is looking to try and find a spot on the team's 53-man roster. Whether that is as a return man or as WR depth, Rogers missing any time will hurt his chances. Rogers would benefit from playing in the Hall of Fame game this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, but how his foot heals will ultimately reveal his availability.


As the list of players sitting out practice continues to grow, many fans are becoming restless thinking of the injuries piling up for the Steelers. Coach Tomlin gave some clarity to the situation yesterday: "It's not just about giving a guy a day off; sometimes it's a guy I want to see more of."

This certainly could be the situation with players like Landry Jones, Jarvis Jones, Anthony Chickillo and Eli Rogers. The Steelers have an extra week of practice due to playing in the Hall of Fame game and a total of 5 preseason games. Tomlin has the luxury of giving players days off to help evaluate those behind them as the team will look to make their mandatory cuts sooner than later.


With the Steelers off practice Tuesday, the next practice will be Wednesday at 2:55 p.m. EST. After that session, the Steelers will only have two more practices before leaving Latrobe, PA for Canton, OH. Tomlin will likely announce his plan for the starters playing time in the days leading up to the first preseason game.