Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner was one of several players injured in the teams Week 2 Sunday home loss to the Seattle Seahawks but it’s beginning to sound like his isn’t serious in nature.
According to Jeremy Fowler of espn.com, multiple teammates believe Conner’s knee injury is not serious. Additionally, Fowler reports that Conner walked through the Steelers locker room on Monday and appeared to be moving fine and that the overall team sentiment is the issue Conner has currently is a manageable one.
Multiple teammates believe James Conner's knee injury is not serious. Jaylen Samuels is prepared to start if necessary, but the overall sentiment in the locker room is the issue is manageable. Conner walked through the locker room and appeared to be moving fine.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 16, 2019
Conner seemingly left the Sunday game against the Seahawks with a knee injury in the fourth quarter and head coach Mike Tomlin only would say after the game that the running back was having his injury evaluated.
Conner’s 2019 season isn’t off to a great start as he has rushed for just 54 yards and a touchdown on 21 total carries through two games. The Pittsburgh product has also caught seven passes for another 56 yards in the Steelers first two games of 2019.
Jaylen Samuels, who is Conner’s primary backup, has rushed for 22 yards on five carries so far this season. He has caught two passes for 15 yards so far this season. Rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. received his first NFL carry Sunday against the Seahawks and the Kentucky product gained 23 yards on that third and short opportunity.
Conner is supposed to have his weekly radio show Monday afternoon so perhaps he’ll update his condition at that time.