Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back's Status "Up in the Air"

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to have avoided a significant injury with one of their young stars, but his availability may be in doubt for Week 13. Running back Najee Harris did not suffer a major injury in the team's 24-17 Monday Night Football over the Indianapolis Colts, but according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, his status for this week is "up in the air."
Harris exited after only 20 offensive snaps in Monday's game with an abdomen injury. He had carried the ball 10 times for 35 yards and added one catch for four yards before his departure.

Harris is a crucial workhorse for the Steelers, dominating opportunities on the ground and through the air. He led the league last year with a colossal 381 touches, and his 187 through 11 games this year are more than triple any other Steeler. Should he be unavailable, the Steelers offense will look radically different when they take the field against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13.

Harris joined the Steelers as their 24th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after four years at Alabama. A big, powerful back in the tradition of fellow Crimson Tide player Derrick Henry, Harris rushed for 3843 yards and 46 touchdowns in 51 appearances with the team but also showed rare promise as a pass catcher, nabbing 80 receptions for 781 yards and 11 touchdowns. Though durable and reliable, he has yet to show much efficiency in the pros; he averaged a mere 3.8 yards per carry and 4.2 yards per target in 28 appearances for the Steelers 
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