James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster Officially Ruled Out for Sunday's Game

Pittsburgh Steelers v San Francisco 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers v San Francisco 49ers / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a matchup with the winless Cincinnati Bengals this week, and although they're the overwhelming favorites on the road, they'll be without a couple of their key offensive weapons.

The Steelers announced Friday that running back James Conner and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster have been ruled out for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

Smith-Schuster left last Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns after suffering a concussion and a knee injury on the same play.

As for Conner, he missed two games with a shoulder injury and returned against Cleveland, but he re-aggravated the injury during the contest. As a result, he'll be back on the sideline in Week 12.

With Smith-Schuster out, the Steelers will have to rely on Diontae Johnson, who also suffered a concussion last week but is not on the injury report. They will also look to James Washington and recent acquisition Deon Cain, who they plucked off the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.

As for the backfield, Pittsburgh will continue to give the rock to Jaylen Samuels. Benny Snell will also be available, coming back after missing three games with a knee injury.

Smith-Schuster is Pittsburgh's leading receiver this season with 38 receptions, 524 yards and three touchdowns. Conner, on the other hand, has four rushing touchdowns and 390 yards across eight games.