Even though the NFL Network reported earlier Tuesday morning that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson could miss the next 12 weeks or so after reportedly suffering a Lisfranc injury during Monday’s training camp practice, the team has yet to confirm that the former second-round draft pick out of Mississippi has anything more than just a mid-foot injury.
That’s not the least surprising being as the team has Tuesday off. According to Steelers Public Relations Director Burt Lauten, head coach Mike Tomlin will update all of the team’s injuries on Wednesday and likely after practice concludes.
While Golson very well might be sidelined for as long as 12 weeks or more with his latest injury, it’s important to remember back to what happened in 2013 with Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. If you recall, it was originally reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that Bell had suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot during the team’s Monday night preseason loss to the Washington Redskins and that it would take 6 or so weeks to heal.
As it turned out, Bell only missed 5 weeks with his mid-foot injury and while he did ultimately miss the first three regular season games of his rookie season, he was able to make his NFL debut in the Steelers Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings over in London. Bell rushed for 57 yards and 2 touchdowns in that game in addition to catching 4 passes for another 27 yards. He then went on to play in the team’s next 12 regular season games.
In a future post, our very own Melanie Friedlander, a surgeon by trade, will explain Golson’s injury in full detail. Additionally, look for Tomlin to give more clarity on Golson’s latest injury sometime on Wednesday. While latest report and time frame on Golson might ultimately turn out to be exactly right, until it’s confirmed by the team, everyone must hold out some hope that the young cornerback will be able to return sooner rather than later.