After suffering a Lisfranc injury early last week during a training camp practice, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson had surgery on Monday to repair the damage, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Golson, who could be out for nearly four months, will likely be placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list in the coming weeks. They will, however, need to wait until after their third preseason game to do so unless they are willing to expose to him to waivers prior to that.
Thanks to a rule change this past offseason, the Steelers can decide at a later date if they want Golson to be their designated to return player. With that said, Golson’s chances of returning this season could be slim depending on how many other non-season-ending injuries the team incurs over the course of the next several weeks.
The time that Golson has missed during his first two years in the league could also ultimately hurt his chances of a return this season. The former second-round draft pick out Mississippi also missed all of his rookie season due to a shoulder injury that he suffered during an offseason practice.
In case you missed it, our very own Melanie Friedlander recently wrote a post that explains Golson’s injury.
Steelers CB Senquez Golson had surgery today on his Lis Franc foot injury. Could be out nearly 4 months.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) August 8, 2016