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Steelers' Smith-Schuster (knee), Conner (shoulder) miss practice

por Pearl Adkins (2020-01-03)

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowlers JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner remained absent from practice on Wednesday as the team began its week of practicing leading up to Sunday's game against the Browns.

Smith-Schuster cleared concussion protocol on Wednesday, but his knee injury is a bigger issue, preventing him from practicing. The receiver sustained both injuries on the same play at Cleveland on Nov. 14.

Conner continues to battle a shoulder injury, which he aggravated at Cleveland after initially sustaining it in Week 8 against Miami. He lasted just 13 snaps in his Week 11 return, and tour bắc kinh thượng hải he told reporters Monday "it'll be a little longer" before he can return again.

"I don't know what their status will be as I stand here," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday.

Rookie fourth-rounder Benny Snell had the best game of his young career in Conner's place on Sunday against the Bengals, tour bắc kinh thượng hải returning from a three-game absence due to a knee injury and tour bắc kinh thượng hải giá rẻ rushing for tour bắc kinh thượng hải 98 yards on 21 carries.

With Smith-Schuster also out in Cincinnati, second-year wideout James Washington had three catches for 98 yards, including a 79-yard catch-and-run touchdown.

--Field Level Media