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Benny Snell has knee surgery

Snell will be sidelined for several weeks but should return sometime in November.

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Benny Snell has had a promising season with the Pittsburgh Steelers thus far that just hit a snag.

According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, Snell will undergo a surgical procedure on his knee that will sideline him for 2-3 weeks.

Snell has been getting more run in recent weeks due to the injury of Jaylen Samuels. And that was before James Conner suffered an AC joint injury in Monday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, the same game in which Snell was injured.

For the season, Snell has 28 carries for 118 yards, a 4.2 yards per carry average. He also has one catch for 14 yards.

Snell’s biggest performance came vs. the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6, where he ran for 75 yards on 14 carries.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Snell was facing a drug charge as a result of an incident in August, but the charge was dropped.