PITTSBURGH — Steelers operating again James Conner suffered a proper lower leg contusion in Pittsburgh’s 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night time.
Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the information in his postgame interview and did not present any further data.
The Steelers had by no means misplaced a house recreation in which they’d a 16-point lead till Sunday, because the Chargers’ comeback gave Pittsburgh a dispiriting loss.
Conner, who appeared briefly in the locker room however didn’t do interviews, was harm on a deal with late in the fourth quarter. Conner gained 10 yards on a display screen go with 5:08 remaining and fell to the grass after pushing by two Chargers defenders for the primary down. Rookie operating again Jaylen Samuels completed the drive with a 10-yard landing catch.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger mentioned he did not need to speculate about Conner’s harm.
After a tough two-week stretch that included a vital fumble in Denver, Conner bought going Sunday with 60 dashing yards and two dashing touchdowns on 15 carries. He added 14 receiving yards on three catches.
Conner is among the many league leaders in dashing touchdowns, with 12.
“You by no means need to see a man like that go down,” mentioned Steelers large receiver Antonio Brown, who recorded a season-high 154 yards on Sunday. “However like we mentioned, each man in a helmet is upholding the usual, and anybody could be the rationale we win.”