Pittsburgh Steelers operating again James Conner, who’s out Sunday due to an ankle sprain, has a chance to return subsequent week to play the New England Patriots, a league supply tells ESPN.
Each group says it has a “subsequent man up” philosophy, however with the Steelers it is a confirmed formulation. And so they’re assured Jaylen Samuels can comply with go well with.
The supply added that if this have been the Tremendous Bowl this week, he believes Conner may have and would have performed, giving the Steelers some hope that the NFL’s fifth-leading rusher has an affordable chance to play in subsequent Sunday’s large AFC matchup in opposition to the Patriots.
Conner suffered the damage through the fourth quarter of final Sunday evening’s loss to the Chargers. Some sources consider he has a excessive ankle sprain, although completely different sprains sideline completely different gamers for various quantities of time.
The Steelers will depend on a mixture of Jaylen Samuels, Stevan Ridley and Trey Edmunds, who was signed off the apply squad, at operating again on Sunday in opposition to the Raiders.
Conner has rushed for 909 yards and 12 touchdowns, the second-most within the NFL, this season. He additionally has emerged as a weapon in Pittsburgh’s passing recreation, hauling in 52 receptions — third-most on the group — for 467 yards.