Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is trying as hard as he can to get healthy for the playoffs.
Brown injured his left calf during the Steelers’ Week 15 loss to the New England Patriots, and had to be helped off the field. He will miss the rest of the regular season, and if the Steelers don’t secure a bye week, he might not able to play during Wild-Card Weekend.
Brown took his first steps since the injury on Sunday, and he posted a NSFW video of it on Instagram. The way he screams out expletives as he’s taking those steps makes it obvious he is in excruciating pain.
The Steelers will need him as close to 100 percent as possible if they want to win the franchise’s seventh Super Bowl championship. Brown was on his way to a potential MVP season before the injury. He will finish the regular season with 101 receptions, 1,533 yards and 9 touchdowns. Teams know he is getting the ball and are powerless to stop him.
His team has to do its part, and make sure it clinches a bye week so it won’t have to go into a one-and-done situation in the playoffs without him.