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Senquez Golson had to wonder “Why me?” after latest injury during Steelers camp

The oft-injured cornerback left the field on a cart Sunday, but this injury doesn’t seem as serious as his previous maladies.

Let’s take a moment to recap the career, to date, of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft:

2015 (Rookie Year): Injured labrum in shoulder, never practiced at training camp and was placed on injured reserve.

2016: Was able to make it through offseason workouts, but was carted off the field on the first day with pads with a Lisfranc injury. Place on injured reserve.

Okay, we are now caught up.

It is truly a shame to see Golson’s once promising career be relegated to zero preseason snaps, let alone an actual NFL game. The last time Golson played a meaningful snap of football was when he was roaming the defensive secondary for Ole Miss.

You can only imagine what was going through his mind on Monday when he had to be carted off the field, again, but this time with a hamstring injury. As fans, you have to have some sympathy for the bad luck this young man has experienced throughout his brief NFL career.

The good news for Golson, and fans of the black and gold, is the latest setback for the cornerback is not nearly as severe as his previous injuries which put him on the shelf for the long-term.

Golson finds himself in the midst of a battle for a roster spot with rookies Cameron Sutton and Brian Allen, William Gay and free agent acquisition Coty Sensabaugh, and he won’t be able to win any training camp battles from the sideline.

With Golson likely to miss Monday’s practice, and Tuesday a scheduled day off for the Steelers, the sooner Golson can get on the field, the better. To compound matters, Golson has been impressing fans and coaches during his short time period on the field. He was responsible for very solid play, including several pass break ups in passing situations.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on Golson’s injury, as well as other injuries as the Steelers move their way through their 52nd training camp at Saint Vincent College.