Senquez Golson awaiting Steelers' call on shoulder surgery

"Just rehabbing it right now," Senquez Golson said of his shoulder injury. "We'll take a look at it in the next week." AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

LATROBE, Pa. -- Senquez Golson, the Steelers' second-round pick and part of the team's long-term plans to revamp the secondary, told ESPN he might need surgery on an injured shoulder and will find out in the next few days.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported earlier the Steelers were weighing all options with Golson, including surgery that could end his season.

Golson said he's not sure how he injured the shoulder or the exact nature of the problem, which persisted over the summer.

"Just rehabbing it right now," Golson said. "We'll take a look at it in the next week."

Mike Tomlin said Sunday there was no update on Golson's status, on the same day he was updating injuries for several Steelers. Tomlin acknowledged the absence of Golson, who's on the physically unable to perform list, was a factor in the decision to trade for Eagles corner Brandon Boykin.

Golson is hopeful that surgery can be avoided.

"I'm ready to go, man," said Golson, wearing a Steelers hoodie. "Definitely don't want to be standing on the sidelines."