Steelers running back Benny Snell underwent a minor knee surgery that should keep him out for two to three weeks, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Steelers RB Benny Snell recently underwent surgery to trim his meniscus, source said, a minor procedure that should keep him out 2-3 weeks. The knee injury from Monday night hits Pittsburgh's RB depth.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2019
Snell was injured in the first half of the Steelers’ Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. The surgery was reportedly to trim his meniscus.
Snell is one of three Steelers running backs dealing with a physical ailment. Starter James Conner suffered an injury to his AC joint and his status for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts is questionable. Backup Jaylen Samuels is expected to return on Sunday after missing two games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
A fourth-round rookie out of Kentucky, Snell has 118 yards on 28 carries for a 4.2 yards per carry average as a professional. He had five carries for 13 yards on Monday before leaving the game with an injury and had his best game with Samuels out in Week 6, when he ran for 75 yards on 17 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Without Snell available, Trey Edmunds will once again move up the depth chart to fill in. If Conner can’t play, the Steelers will have to either go into the weekend with two healthy running backs or promote Tony Brooks-James or Darrin Hall from the practice squad. Hall, a Pitt alum, was signed on Wednesday.