Report: Steelers’ Golson could miss 3 months with injury

Published 6:01 am Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The hits keep coming for Senquez Golson.

Golson, the former Ole Miss cornerback, could be sidelined up to 12 weeks after suffering a Lisfranc injury in his foot Monday during training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkhabwala.

The Steelers’ second-round pick in last year’s NFL Draft, Golson missed all of his rookie season after having shoulder surgery. Burt Lauten, the Steelers’ director of communications, tweeted Tuesday that head coach Mike Tomlin would address injuries when the team returns to practice today after Tomlin only told reporters covering the team Monday that it was a mid-foot injury, but Golson immediately knew something was wrong.

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After going down with the injury at the team’s training camp site at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Golson slammed his helmet against the turf in frustration, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Golson, who had been working with the first-team defense as the slot corner, was then carted off the field to the locker room.

It’s the third setback in a little more than a year for the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Golson, who also missed part of the Steelers’ organized team activities and minicamp this spring with a hamstring injury.

Should the Steelers deem it necessary, Golson could be placed on injured reserve and later be the one player the team is allowed to activate from that list at some point during the season.

Golson was a three-year starter at Ole Miss and a consensus All-American during his senior season in 2014, leading the Southeastern Conference and finishing second nationally with 10 interceptions, which tied a single-season school record.