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Steelers Reportedly Not Worried About Severity of James Conner's Knee Injury Ahead of Week 3

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks off the field with trainers after an apparent injury in the fourth quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers were bitten by arguably the nastiest dose of the injury bug in recent memory when they lost star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to an elbow injury, which will sideline him for the remainder of the 2019 campaign. Well, he wasn't the only one to go down in Week 2, as James Conner also was lifted from the game after picking up a knee injury.

Well, while the update on Roethlisberger was about as negative as can be, it's quite the opposite sentiment for Conner. Reports from the team are glowingly positive, as according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, his Steeler teammates don't seem to think the injury is anything serious.

Conner left Sunday's game against the Seahawks and was replaced by Jaylen Samuels, who is anticipated to pick up the slack if Conner can't go in Week 3.

Prior to his departure, Conner had logged 33 yards on 11 carries and scored a rushing touchdown.

Conner will undergo further tests on his knee on Monday, which will reveal the severity of the injury and offer a more clear timetable for his return. But, as of now, it seems the expectation in Pittsburgh is that he'll be good to go against the 49ers.