Sport Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR expected to play Sunday despite illness

22:20  12 january  2018
22:20  12 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR will 'give it a go' vs. Jaguars

  Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR will 'give it a go' vs. Jaguars Brown, who is listed as questionable, sat out Friday's practice due to an illness and his injured calf is "not close to 100 percent."Following expectations that the Steelers wide receiver would undoubtedly be fully healthy by Sunday's AFC playoff game against the Jaguars, ESPN reported Saturday his injured calf is "not close to 100 percent.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice Friday due to an illness after returning this week from a calf injury .

Steelers WR Antonio Brown Will Not Return to Patriots Game After Suffering Calf Injury . ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Brown has a partially torn calf muscle and will likely not play next week, but he should be good for the postseason.

a man wearing a helmet: Antonio Brown © (Getty Images) Antonio Brown

Just when it looks like Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is healthy again, he faces another issue that kept him off the practice field Friday. However, coach Mike Tomlin indicated Brown is expected to play Sunday.

Brown was sent home from practice due to an illness completely unrelated to his calf injury, which kept him sidelined for the final two regular season games of the year, but he was a full participant Wednesday and Thursday.

The Steelers have remained optimistic that Brown would return for the playoffs coming off of a partially torn calf muscle sustained against the Patriots in Week 15, and Tomlin said he had seen enough out of Brown's last two practices to believe he'll be on the field against the Jaguars.

Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR returns to practice

  Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR returns to practice Brown, who has been out since suffering a partially torn calf muscle in Week 15, was in good spirits and moving without restrictions Monday.The Steelers wide receiver returned to practice Monday for the first time since suffering a partially torn calf muscle in the team's Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

— Pittsburgh Steelers (@ steelers ) December 17, 2017. UPDATE 2: In a strange (dare we say fishy) turn of events, the Steelers announced at halftime This seems to suggest that the initial diagnosis of a calf injury might have been facetious. # Steelers WR Antonio Brown won’t return to the game today.

Antonio Brown suffered what appeared to be a leg injury against the Patriots after going across the middle of the end zone. What does this mean for the Steelers ? Brown has received MVP consideration, despite not being a quarterback. Brown came into Sunday ’s game with a chance at

"I think we've all seen Antonio play enough that we know what he's capable of," Tomlin said, per ESPN.com.

Earlier this week, Tomlin told reporters Brown had a "great week" and they were "excited about where he is."

The Steelers face the Jaguars in Pittsburgh Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET in the divisional round.

Leonard Fournette runs in three touchdowns as Jacksonville beat Pittsburgh .
Rookie Leonard Fournette ran for three touchdowns as the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 to advance to their first AFC Championship Game in 18 years. The Jaguars, in the NFL's play-offs for the first time in a decade, will travel to reigning champions the New England Patriots next weekend to determine who will be the AFC's representative in Super Bowl LII.Jacksonville opened up a 21-point advantage in the second quarter and despite Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throwing five touchdowns, two to Antonio Brown, the Jaguars never relinquished their lead.

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