The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their first practice of Week 5 on Wednesday and it will be interesting to see if running back James Conner is able to fully participate in it after suffering a seemingly minor ankle injury during the team’s Monday night home win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Tuesday night.
Conner was asked to update how he’s feeling nearly 24 hours after playing against the Bengals during his weekly radio show on 93.7 The Fan.
“I mean it just comes with the position,” Conner said. “When I went down, I had the doctors look at it and they said there’s no tears or nothing so you just kind of wait for that to calm down, the pain on it was kind of throbbing. As soon as it stopped bothering me, I went right back in and that’s when I had a decent run and stuff. So, I’m feeling fine right now, so nothing too serious.”
While Conner’s ankle injury might not be serious, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Tuesday afternoon press conference that Conner might be limited during practice early this coming week. Conner was asked Tuesday night if he thinks he’ll wind up practicing on Wednesday.
“Yeah, we’ll see,” Conner said. “I mean it’s kind of going to be a day-to-day thing. I don’t know, I don’t want to give too much information out that could be wrong, but I feel like I just had a game, so I know what this feeling is like and I’ll be ready to go.”
Even if Conner is limited or fails to practice on Wednesday it sounds like he’s expecting to be ready to play Sunday at home against the Baltimore Ravens.
Conner enters week 5 having rushed for just 139 yards and a touchdown on 44 total carries. He does, however, currently lead the Steelers in receptions through four games as he’s caught 19 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown.