Monday Injury Rounds: Week 11

Follow up analysis and expectations on James Conner, Adam Thielen, Jacoby Brissett, Cam Newton, A.J. Green, and others. Updates on Matthew Stafford and Austin Hooper. Availability projections on injured players at every position.

Inseason injury coverage

Footballguys will again provide comprehensive injury coverage during the regular season.

My writing and podcast schedule will include:

Monday Injury Rounds > Published as soon as complete Sunday night and updated through Tuesday morning, this feature will review all the major injuries from the weekend's games, provide follow up analysis on injured players who have yet to return to play, and project when every injured player will return.

Waiver Wire Podcast > Tuesday morning release reviewing all injuries at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions with Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom heading into your weekly waiver run.

Midweek Injury Expectations > Published late Wednesday night after the first weekly practice participation report and updated through Thursday's practice report, this feature will detail the current practice participation of every listed player and project the likelihood each player will play in the coming week.

Thursday Live Audible podcast > Joining Cecil Lammey, Sigmund Bloom, and Matt Waldman at 900 ET every Thursday night for a comprehensive Q&A updating all player injuries.

Gameday Injury Expectations > Published Saturday, this feature will review the practice status of every injured player, provide analysis on player/coach/beat writer comments throughout the week, and discuss how likely and how effective each injured player will be on Sunday.

Sunday Live Gameday podcast > Joining Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman at 1000 ET every Sunday morning to discuss and interpret the week's practice participation reports and breaking weekend injury news.

Follow Up Appointments

James Conner | Right AC sprain | Week 8 | Week-to-Week | Questionable Week 11

Conner has a high-grade AC sprain limiting his range of motion. The Steelers allowed Conner a trial practice last Wednesday but quickly decided he wasn't close to playing and shut him down for the week. Expect the Steelers to repeat the process early this week in preparation for a Thursday night game in Cleveland.

It's possible Conner was close to playing last week and the quick turnaround to the Thursday night game factored into last week's decision. Conner's Tuesday practice participation will show the Steelers' hand. If Conner manages consecutive limited (or better) practices on Monday and Tuesday, expect him to be active and likely to see his usual workload. If Conner isn't working on Tuesday, he's likely out until Week 12.

Monday Update: In an optimistic start to the week, Mike Tomlin told reporters Conner would have practiced had the Steelers held a Monday workout. Tomlin said he is hopeful Conner will be able to play.

Monday Update: The estimated injury report released by Pittsburgh listed Conner as a full participant had the team practiced.

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