Steelers running back James Conner, who injured his ankle during Sunday night’s loss to the Chargers, has already been ruled out for Week 14. According to head coach Mike Tomlin, the injury is more serious than originally thought.
Conner’s injury is now being called a sprain after it was originally thought to be just a contusion.
#Steelers RB James Conner is out this week, coach Mike Tomlin tells reporters. The tests came back and showed it was more serious than their initial read. He now describes it as a sprain, not a contusion.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2018
The Steelers will likely be okay against the Raiders on Sunday. They will need Conner and are hopeful that he will be able to return for their Week 15 match up against the Patriots.