Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson suffers a mid-foot injury

The injury-plagued cornerback reportedly suffered a Lisfranc injury and could miss three months. He was replaced by rookie Sean Davis, who discussed his comfort level.

[Update: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 12:45 p.m.]

LATROBE -- Down goes Senquez Golson.

Another football season and another injury for the highly touted Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback.

This one was still being evaluated Monday night after Golson was carted off the practice field with a right mid-foot injury. Reports on Tuesday indicate Golson suffered a Lisfranc injury that could keep him sidelined for three months. The Steelers will in all likelihood place him on Injured Reserve. They'll have the option of bringing one player off Injured Reserve during the season.

At the time of the injury, Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin didn't want to guess at the severity, or lack thereof, of the injury, but in reading Golson's body language as he left the field the injury could be serious.

It occurred away from the action during a running play in the first team period of Monday's practice. Golson was running near the sideline and went down grabbing his foot. He limped off, and once he walked past the line of players behind the ball he slammed his helmet to the ground. The training staff examined his foot and helped him up and then Golson fired his mouthpiece in anger before slumping into a seat on the cart and lowering his head as he was driven away.

Possible mid-foot injuries include a Lisfranc injury, which cost Matt Spaeth 12 games in 2013, and a fifth metatarsal fracture, which can keep an athlete out six weeks (minor) to three months (major).

On the optimistic side, Ben Roethlisberger suffered a mid-foot sprain last season and didn't miss a game.

Golson, of course, sat out his rookie season last year with a shoulder injury, and then missed all but a handful of workouts this past spring with an undisclosed muscle injury.

Golson was replaced as the slot cornerback in the nickel defense Monday by second-round draft pick Sean Davis, a safety who spent most of the spring in the slotas Golson's replacement.

"That definitely helped me a lot," Davis said. "Getting the extra reps in at nickel has prepared me well. Hopefully Senquez is all right but if my number's called I'm going at it."

Davis, who played cornerback his senior season at Maryland, said "I'm comfortable. I'm still learning different techniques and things like that, but I'm getting it. I'm playing my ball. Give me some more practices and I'll be ready."

Davis has forged a reputation as a hitter, and that's been evident in two days of padded practices here at St. Vincent College.

"I like to hit, man. They all fall the same way," he said. "I ain't scared of nobody out here. I'm looking forward to keep hitting. We have tomorrow off and I'm looking forward to coming back Wednesday and striking again."

The 6-1, 202-pound Davis blitzed on one play Monday and said if it was a game he would've had a sack.

"I was going to crush Ben," he said. "Coach said don't touch him so I ran around him. I don't want to get in trouble, but I had a sack."

NOTES -- Jarvis Jones missed Monday's practice with an illness. He's the roommate of Shamarko Thomas, who missed practice Saturday with an illness. ... James Harrison left practice with what Tomlin called a minor ankle injury. ... During the stretch period, the players, led by Cam Heyward, sang Happy Birthday to DeAngelo Williams. Again. It's become a daily ritual for the 33-year-old Williams whose birthday is in April.


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