Conner Likely Out

Steelers tailback has high-ankle sprain

Jeff Hathhorn
December 19, 2018 - 6:10 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – Steelers tailback James Conner missed practice Wednesday and likely won’t be able to play Sunday in New Orleans.

“I’m trying,” Conner said.  “It’s day-by-day.  These high-ankle sprains are deceiving.  I can walk around fine, I’m not limping around.  When I’m out there on the field, cutting and stuff, it’s not ready yet.”

Conner said he did a little jogging today, just trying to stay the course with the understanding that this injury takes time.

“It’s the reason why there are 53 guys on the team, you see the way Jaylen (Samuels) and (Stevan) Ridley have been playing,” Conner said.  “They are capable.” 

“I want to go, but if I’m not feeling like me then I wouldn’t be James Conner.  So, I’m not going to go out there less than ready.”

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