Report: James Washington to Miss ‘a few Weeks’ With Shoulder Injury

first_img#Steelers WR James Washington is expected to miss a few weeks with a shoulder injury suffered on Sunday, source said. Another challenge for either Mason Rudolph or Devlin Hodges this week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2019It was the same game in which his fellow OSU alum Mason Rudolph took a scary helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked him out of the game. Rudolph is still in league-mandated concussion protocol and his status for Sunday’s road game against the Chargers is in the air.Through five weeks, Washington has nine catches for 140 yards. He caught the big third-down converting-catch on the play that saw Rudolph go down. Washington finished with 52 yards on three catches Sunday before leaving the game with the shoulder injury in the third quarter. James Washington’s status is “questionable” after the second-year Steelers receiver left Sunday’s overtime loss to Baltimore with a shoulder injury.During his weekly press conference Tuesday, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin told, “James Washington is still being evaluated with his shoulder injury. He’s probably got questionable availability.”According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Washington could miss considerable time. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img