James Conner sustained a left ankle injury during the first half of Monday night's game against the Giants, ESPN's Maria Taylor reported during the second half. Conner, the Steelers' starting running back, was ruled as questionable to return to the game.
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Conner never came back leaving Snell to post over 100 yards rushing in the game. Conner gained just nine yards on six carries and caught two passes for eight yards before leaving the game. Snell, a 2019 fourth-round pick out of Kentucky, surpassed Samuels as Pittsburgh's No. 2 running back on the depth chart following training camp and looks like Snell is the handcuff to have for Conner owners.