Antonio Brown isn’t the only Pittsburgh Steelers offensive player who is going to miss the rest of the regular season. Rookie running back James Conner is going to join the star wideout at the medical table.
Conner injured his knee in Pittsburgh’s 27-24 heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported on Monday that Conner’s knee injury likely requires surgery. Conner’s recovery timeline is unclear but he’s expect to miss a few weeks.
The rookie running back had 3 rushes for 13 yards in Week 15. He’s rushed 32 times for 144 yards in his rookie campaign.
Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint will be Le’Veon Bell’s primary backup with Conner out of the lineup.