The Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt an unfortunate blow today, as it appears that a player the team was counting on to breakout this season will be unavailable to them.
According to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com. Steelers' cornerback Senquez Golson is expected to be out 3-4 months after undergoing surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury he suffered in training camp. He is not expected to be able to take the field in 2016, his second year suffering a season ending injury in training camp.
"As for playing this season, that sounds impossible to me at this stage, because Golson has only participated in a handful of practices during his time here," Labriola wrote. "Expecting him to overcome his injury and then play in meaningful regular season games, with virtually no practice time at the NFL level under his belt, doesn’t seem to me to be very realistic, or smart."
The 23-year old suffered a shoulder injury during last year's training camp, which required season ending surgery., The Mississippi product was set to have his chance for a spot in the team's secondary in 2016, but it seems unlikely he sees any time at this point.
With first-round pick Artie Burns out with a minor injury, the Steelers will rely on Ross Cockrell, William Gay, Doran Grant and Sean Davis in the secondary. This is a group looking to rebound after the Steelers' finished 30th in passing yards allowed last season.
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