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Report: Steelers rookie CB Senquez Golson could have season-ending shoulder surgery

Reports are circulating that Steelers rookie CB Senquez Golson's season could be over before it started as he could have season-ending shoulder surgery.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are considering their options moving forward with rookie cornerback Senquez Golson who is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a shoulder injury. It is being reported by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette one of those options is to have season-ending shoulder surgery.

It isn't known when Golson injured his shoulder, but one has to assume the injury took place between mandatory minicamp and the start of training camp as Golson participated in every workout of minicamp.

Golson was a second round draft selection of the Steelers, and his absence in the lineup was a large reason why the team traded a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for CB Brandan Boykin Saturday.

The Steelers have yet to acknowledge the severity, or type, of shoulder injury Golson is experiencing, but rumors have been circulating the injury is much worse than originally thought. Golson could be an option to be placed on the Injured Reserve/Return list where he would be able to come back off injured reserve to re-join the team. However, with a shoulder injury and being a rookie, the standard injured reserve route seems to be the most likely if Golson does indeed have surgery on his injured shoulder.

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the most up-to-date news on Golson's injury and all other news as the Steelers prepare for the 2015 NFL season.