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Golson talks about his shoulder

LATROBE, Pa. - Senquez Golson remembers hurting his shoulder and thinking at the time that he'd have plenty of time to recover before training camp.

"It happened probably around minicamp, sometime like that," Golson said. "I didn't miss any time in minicamp, none of the OTAs.

"It happened at practice but I didn't miss any time being that I was going to have a whole month off."

That month has come and gone.

Training camp is off and running and the Steelers' No. 2 pick has yet to practice at St. Vincent College and he can't say for certain when or if might be able to.

"I don't know for sure," Golson said. "I don't know the timeframe or the decision, kinda day-by-day right now."

The "decision" to be made Golson referenced is "either be out for the year, surgery, or come back.

Golson said he had an MRI last week.

"I can pretty much do everything that I need to do," he said, "but as far as tackling-wise, no."

The injury is a first for Golson, a 5-foot-9, 176-pound cornerback from Mississippi.

"I had minor tweaks, a hamstring in college but nothing like this that got me sidelined," he said. "I just try to think about the positive side. Thinking about the negatives makes it a lot worse than it is.

"It's frustrating but I'm learning. I've learned the playbook. I'm learning splits, formations, different things like that so I'm still getting better every day."

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