Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that Conner remained in concussion protocol on Tuesday afternoon, however informed reporters that the 23-year-old’s participation in Wednesday’s observe will “lay these discussions (about his availability) to mattress.”
Conner was evaluated within the sideline medical tent throughout the third quarter of Thursday’s 52-14 romp over the Carolina Panthers. He briefly returned to the competition within the fourth quarter earlier than retreating to the sideline.
The 6-foot-1, 233-yard Conner had one other stable night time earlier than exiting the competition, dashing for 65 yards and a landing on 13 carries and including one reception for eight yards.
With Le’Veon Bell away from the workforce this season, Conner has recorded a franchise-best 1,158 scrimmage yards (771 dashing, 387 receiving) in 9 video games. He additionally has 11 complete touchdowns (10 dashing, one receiving).
A 3rd-round pick of Pitt within the 2017 NFL Draft, Conner has scored eight touchdowns (seven dashing) throughout Pittsburgh’s five-game profitable streak — a span during which the Steelers have amassed 177 factors.
The Steelers (6-2-1) bid to increase their profitable streak on Sunday (1 .p.m. ET) once they go to the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) in a rematch of final season’s AFC divisional-round sport.
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