On their mandated day off, the Steelers received some good news on the injury front. The Steelers were notified that rookie running back James Conner’s shoulder injury was considered minor, and could return to action later this week as reported by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Conner made a good first impression on Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin in his first day in pads, displaying the physicality and competitive drive that made him successful during his college career at Pitt.
However, for Senquez Golson his hamstring injury was not deemed serious, but it was reported that he will be out longer than expected. For Golson, any time away from the field could compromise his chances of making the Steelers roster, as the Steelers No. 2 draft pick in 2015 has missed the past two season with injuries.
In his rookie season, it was a labrum injury which ended his season, and in 2016 a Lisfranc injury to his foot placed him on season-ending injured reserve. The Steelers don’t have to be so patient with Golson, considering the signing of Coty Sensabaugh and rookie Cameron Sutton gives them more than enough bodies at the cornerback position.
Nonetheless, if the hamstring injury isn’t serious, even if he has to miss some time, Golson could still have time to put his best foot forward.