Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Senquez Golson had shoulder surgery Friday morning and according to David Todd of ESPN 970, it included repairing a torn labrum.
Per source, #Steelers 2nd round pick CB Senquez Golson's surgery today was to repair a torn labrum.
— David Todd (@DavidMTodd) August 21, 2015
Golson could wind up missing his entire rookie season depending on the severity of the tear. However, if it was only a minor tear, he might be able to return later on in the season.
A few years ago, New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner had surgery to repair a torn labrum after the 2013 NFL scouting combine. That tear was minor, however, and the Alabama product was back in time for the start of that regular season.
Golson will more than likely start the regular season on the Steelers Reserve PUP list and at that point he’ll need to start practicing within nine weeks or else he’ll need to be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
If Golson is able to start practicing during that span of nine weeks, the Steelers will then have an additional three weeks from that point to evaluate him before deciding whether or not to activate to him the 53 man roster or place him on the season-ending injured reserve list.
Golson was drafted in the second round out of Mississippi this year after leading the Southeastern Conference in interceptions in 2014.