James Conner injury update: Steelers RB (ankle) ruled out vs. Raiders

first_imgOriginally, it was reported that Conner’s injury wasn’t serious and that the team needed to wait for the swelling to go down before they made a clearer assessment.In Conner’s absence, Tomlin said the Steelers will use a running back committee consisting of Jaylen Samuels and Steven Ridley to fill the void. Three takeaways from the Chargers’ win over the Steelers Related News James Conner’s ankle injury is worse than the Steelers thought.Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday at his weekly press conference that Conner’s ankle contusion is now considered a sprain and he will be held out for this week’s game against the Raiders. Samuels came in when Conner left Sunday’s game against the Chargers with the ankle sprain and played well. He caught a 10-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, although he also fumbled the ball.The loss of Conner is still a huge blow to Pittsburgh, especially after he filled Le’Veon Bell’s shoes and stepped up as the starting running back.This season, Conner has 909 rushing yards and 467 receiving yards for 13 total touchdowns.last_img

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