Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Senquez Golson has been on the team’s Active PUP list since they arrived for training camp in Latrobe and as expected, the second-round draft pick has now undergone surgery.
Head coach Mike Tomlin discussed the status of Golson Friday morning during his press conference ahead of the Sunday preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
“Senquez Golson had shoulder surgery this morning,” said Tomlin. “I don’t have an update, obviously we’ll do what’s appropriate after visiting with the surgeon and things post-op. It’s been a good couple of weeks for him. Obviously we’ve known that surgery was something probably necessary from the time that we got here, but being a young guy and being in this environment, we thought there was a lot that could be gleamed from that. We thought that it could be a great experience for him whether or not he was participating, or not.
“That’s why we waited to get the surgery. This guy has been in this setting, he’s been in the meetings. He’s been wired in and been an active participant, so hopefully these couple of weeks or so has been beneficial to him. But as we exit here, we thought it was appropriate to go ahead and get that fixed. We did and maybe I’ll have an update for you the next time we get together after I visit with the docs and have some details there. But we did get him fixed.”
Tomlin wouldn’t speculate as to how the rest of the season will go for Golson. The team could place him on the Reserve PUP at the start of the regular season and then monitor his progress from there. They would then have nine full weeks at that point to decide whether or not to let him begin practicing or end his season by placing him on the injured reserve list.