Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Miami Dolphins on Monday night, the offense lost star tailback James Conner to a shoulder injury. He left the game in the fourth quarter and did not return.
Conner had an incredible performance against the Dolphins, totaling 145 rushing yards on 23 carries.
The Steelers aren't worried that Conner will be out for an extended period of time, but his injury now means that Trey Edmunds is the only healthy running back on the roster. Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell are both dealing with knee injuries.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Steelers believe Conner suffered an AC joint injury.
It's actually better off that Conner is dealing with an AC joint issue instead of an injury to his clavicle.
Pittsburgh should have an update on its running back in the coming days.
Players have battled through AC joint injuries in the past, so it's possible that Conner is available for the Steelers this Sunday.
In the event that he can't go this weekend, the offense will have to rely on its passing attack with Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
The Steelers have a tough matchup this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Another win could catapult them into the AFC Wild Card race.