Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back Benny Snell is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Steelers RB Benny Snell recently underwent surgery to trim his meniscus, source said, a minor procedure that should keep him out 2-3 weeks. The knee injury from Monday night hits Pittsburgh's RB depth.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2019
Snell suffered the injury in Monday’s victory over the Miami Dolphins. He finished the game with five carries for 13 yards.
With James Conner highly questionable for this weekend after suffering a shoulder/AC injury, depth at the position is thin. Jaylen Samuels will return after missing almost a month after undergoing a knee scope. Trey Edmunds received his first carry as a Steeler last week, an unsuccessful run on 3rd and 1, but is best known for his special teams ability.
The Steelers also have a pair of backs on the practice squad – Tony Brooks-James and Darrin Hall. Both players have been signed over the past few weeks. If the team has doesn’t make a roster move and Conner also misses, Roosevelt Nix and Ryan Switzer are emergency options to carry the ball. Last season, Switzer ran the ball six times for 21 yards.
For the year, Snell has carried the ball 28 times for 118 yards while chipping in one reception for 14 yards.