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.
The #Steelers saw CB Senquez Golson get carted off -- again. But it's not like the last 2 years. His hamstring injury isn't major, I'm told.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2017
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.