Over a month ago the Pittsburgh Steelers placed cornerback Senquez Golson on their Reserve/Injured list after carrying him on their 53-man roster for the first four weeks of the regular season. When that happened, there was some speculation that he may have had some sort of setback in his recovery from surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury suffered during training camp. As it turns it, it appears that was indeed the case.
According to Chris Bradford of The Beaver County Times, Golson indicated Monday that he had a setback with his foot.
Now that the Steelers have named linebacker Bud Dupree as their designated player to return from IR this season, Golson’s second season is now officially over. In his first two seasons in the league, he has yet to play a single snap and that goes for preseason games as well.
Golson, however, wasn’t the only Steelers player to admit on Monday to having a recent setback with an injury. Per Bradford, wide receiver Markus Wheaton also said Monday that he recently experienced a setback with his injured shoulder last week. Wheaton, who reportedly practiced fully this past Wednesday, showed up as limited on the team’s Thursday injury report. After failing to practice on Friday, he was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Wheaton has only played in three games so far this season and it’s not sounding like he’ll be ready for the Steelers Week 11 road game against the Cleveland Browns as well. Wheaton reportedly said Monday he will see a specialist soon about his shoulder injury and hopes it doesn’t end his season, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.
Head coach Mike Tomlin will likely provide a full injury report on Tuesday during his weekly press conference.