JuJu Smith-Schuster, Conner likely out against Bengals
Pretty much playing for playoff relevance in Week 12 against the winless Cincinnati Bengals, it looks like the 5-5 Pittsburgh Steelers will be without a major weapon. According to Jeremy Fowler or ESPN, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is unlikely to play Sunday.
Source: JuJu Smith-Schuster’s knee injury is not serious for the long term but he’s not expected to play Sunday against the Bengals. Too much to overcome with knee and concussion protocol.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 20, 2019
The Pro Bowler suffered a concussion in last Thursday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns. He is also said to be dealing with a minor knee injury.
This could be a major blow for Pittsburgh as it looks to knock off the worst team in the NFL.
Despite being in the midst of a down season, JuJu Smith-Schuster leads the Steelers in receptions (38), receiving yards (524) and touchdowns (3).
Fowler’s colleague over at ESPN, Adam Schefter, also indicates that it would be a surprise if starting running back James Conner was able to go in this game.
RB James Conner and WR Diontae Johnson also in question for Sunday and would be a mild upset to see any of them play against the Bengals. https://t.co/LVgCh2kzqy
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2019
Conner suffered a shoulder injury in that brutal Week 11 loss to the Browns.