The Steelers are optimistic that Conner will clear the NFL's concussion protocol and suit up in the team's next game Nov. 18 against the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Conner sustained a head injury in Thursday's 52-21 win over the Panthers, during which he piled up 65 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and reeled in his lone target for eight yards. The lengthier turnaround between games should prove beneficial for Conner in his recovery from the concussion, as he'll have nine days to pass the five-step protocol rather than the usual six. Assuming he endures no setbacks and gains clearance to play, Conner should reprise his usual three-down duties for the Steelers, with the second-year back seemingly on track to hold that role for the remainder of the season. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to report to the Steelers by Tuesday's deadline, which would leave the Steelers' former lead back ineligible to play at any point in 2018. Yesterday 8:32 am (EST)
- Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed after Thursday's 52-21 win over the Panthers that Conner is in the league's concussion protocol, NFL.com reports.
- Conner is being evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game against the Panthers and is questionable to return.
- Conner rushed 24 times for 107 yards while adding seven catches for 56 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Sunday's 23-16 win over Baltimore. All James Conner News
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||48||253||2||15||12||122||1|
|Nov 08||T -||CAR||13||65||1||1||8||0|
|Nov 04||T -||@ BAL||24||107||0||7||56||1|
|Oct 28||W 33 - 18||CLE||24||146||2||5||66||0|
|Oct 14||W 28 - 21||@ CIN||19||111||2||4||18||0|
|Oct 07||W 41 - 17||ATL||21||110||2||4||75||0|
|Sep 30||L 26 - 14||BAL||9||19||0||3||25||0|
|Sep 24||W 30 - 27||@ TB||15||61||0||5||34||0|
|Sep 16||L 42 - 37||KC||8||17||1||5||48||0|
|Sep 09||T 21 - 21||@ CLE||31||135||2||5||57||0|
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