Pittsburgh Steelers operating again James Conner is taken into account questionable to finish a three-game absence and play in Sunday’s regular-season finale towards the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, coach Mike Tomlin introduced Tuesday.
Conner has been battling an ankle damage that has sidelined him for all however one apply over the past three weeks.
“We’ll be watching him shut and seeing if he will be a constructive contributor to our efforts this week,” Tomlin mentioned throughout a information convention on Tuesday. “And, clearly, his apply participation and effectiveness shall be a significant factor in that.”
The Steelers (Eight-6-1) want a win towards the Bengals (6-9) and both a loss by the Baltimore Ravens (9-6) to the Cleveland Browns or a tie within the Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans sport with a purpose to advance to the postseason.
Conner sustained an ankle damage in Pittsburgh’s 33-30 setback to the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 2. He was injured after being tackled following a reception on a display cross with 5:08 remaining within the fourth quarter.
The 23-year-old Conner rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns towards the Chargers. He added three receptions for 14 yards.
Conner has 201 carries for 909 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 video games this season. The 6-foot-1, 233-pound Conner additionally has 52 receptions for 467 yards and one rating.
Jaylen Samuels has 54 rushes for 254 yards since being chosen by Pittsburgh within the fifth spherical of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 225-pound North Carolina State product additionally has 19 catches for 159 yards and three scores.