Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had to leave the Week 15 matchup against New England Patriots with an injury to his left calf.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported after the game that Brown has a slight tear in that calf. However, even though the Steelers’ star wide receiver won’t be able to play next week against the Houston Texans, he should be ready for the playoffs.
Brown’s injury had the look of something that could end his season when he first went down. He had to be helped off the field, and later was helped into the Steelers locker room. However, he underwent an X-ray at the stadium and the results came back negative. He was then taken to a local hospital.
It would be reasonable for the Steelers to sit Brown for the rest of the regular season. They have already clinched the AFC North, and they should be able to hold off the Jacksonville Jaguars over the next two games for a bye week.
However, it is unfortunate that Brown’s spectacular 2017 regular season could be coming to an end. He had 99 receptions for 1,509 yards and 9 touchdowns going into the game against the Patriots.
Brown had a legitimate chance to become the first wide receiver in NFL history to win the MVP award.