Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday that RB James Conner will miss their Week 14 games with an ankle sprain.
Tomlin previously mentioned that Conner was dealing with a contusion, but tests came back and showed it was more serious than their initial belief.
Earlier in the day, the Steelers promoted RB Trey Edmunds to their active roster, which was a clear sign that Conner could be held out this week.
Conner, 23, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2017. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $3.09 million contract that included a $706,288 signing bonus and he stands to make base salaries of $555,000 and $645,000 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Conner has appeared in 12 games for the Steelers and rushed for 909 yards on 201 carries (4.5 YPC) to go along with 52 receptions for 467 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns.