Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown gave Steelers fans at Heinz Field and across the nation a scare when he had to be helped off of the field and later into the locker room.
Brown was trying to catch a touchdown pass in the second quarter against the New England Patriots, and his foot got stuck in the turf. Shortly after the injury the word was that he had a calf injury. His X-rays were negative, and he has a calf bruise, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The specific injury to #Steelers WR Antonio Brown is a calf bruise, source said. That indicates X-Rays were negative.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2017
He is questionable to return, however. CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson asked Steelers coach Mike Tomlin about Brown’s condition while he was headed into the locker room for halftime. He said that they do not expect Brown to return to the field for this game.
After one half of play the Steelers are up 17-10, and much of that is due to the resiliency of their offense. Their last touchdown drive of the half took up more time than any drive against the Patriots defense this season.