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 the team’s third-straight loss and put its playoff hopes in jeopardy.
A huge match-up looms as New England rolls into Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. The Patriots have dominated the Steelers in recent history as Tom Brady owns an 11-2 record against Pittsburgh.
Conner’s injury could not come at a worse time for the Steelers, who desperately need a win. He’s officially listed as questionable for the game against the Patriots, but a new report from Ian Rapoport suggests it’s “unlikely” Conner sees the field.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2018
Conner was always a long shot to play this weekend as high ankle sprains usually carry a 3-4 week recovery time.
Pittsburgh and New England kick off Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.