Two weeks ago, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner suffered a high ankle sprain in the final minutes of the team’s loss against the Los Angeles Chargers. Conner missed the Steelers’ game against the Oakland Raiders – which resulted in yet another loss for the team.
With New England coming to town for a huge match-up this weekend, the Steelers were hoping Conner could make it back. The former Pitt star took a huge step forward today as he logged his first practice since suffering the injury two weeks ago.
He’s officially listed as questionable for the game against the Patriots on Sunday afternoon. Steelers beat reporter Jeremy Fowler said it would be a “mild surprise” to see Conner on the field.
RB James Conner (ankle) and WR Ryan Switzer (ankle) are questionable for Sunday vs. Patriots. Conner did minimal practice work this week, so based on precedent playing would be at least a mild surprise, but you never know.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 14, 2018
Conner stepped up in the absence of Le’Veon Bell this season, but hit a rough patch before his injury. Pittsburgh is in desperate need of a win this weekend to stay alive in the playoff race.
Pittsburgh and New England kick off Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.