The Pittsburgh Steelers got great news on what was a big injury scare from Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
After suffering a foot injury late in the game, Najee Harris exit the season opener and headed to the locker room for further evaluation.
Fortunately, it sounds like the Steelers’ running back won’t miss too much time. In fact, he could wind up playing next Sunday’s game.
Tests today on Steelers’ RB Najee Harris’ foot injury came back negative and there is a belief that, according to a source, he “should be good to go” Sunday vs. the Patriots.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2022
The big question for the Steelers becomes what version of Najee Harris will they get. Harris is of the utmost importance for Matt Canada’s offense which relies heavily on the run. Of all seasons, the second-year player provides even more value this year as not any running back is able to find success behind a weak offensive line.
Speaking of success, in Week 1, Harris didn’t find such. The Steelers were getting beaten at the line of scrimmage badly and the running back finished the day with an average of 2.3 yards per carry in 10 attempts.
Last season, he showed his skills as a rookie, however. As a rookie for the Steelers, he ran for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns.
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