Steelers Injury Report: Antonio Brown says he expects to play Sunday vs. Browns

Matt Sullivan

Whether he will play or not may not be his decision, but if it was, Steelers wide receiver would be on the field against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12.

The high ankle sprain Antonio Brown suffered in Week 10 against the Giants came just six quarters away from the shoulder and rib injuries suffered by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Their absence immediately changed the face of the entire offense. Running the ball has become a bit more of a chore in the time they've been out, but scoring - or the lack thereof - is the most prominent feature of the injury-depleted offense.

Brown told reporters recently he's looking to change all that with a return to the field Sunday when the Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 12.

Whether he does play, or the extent to which Brown can be effective, remains to be seen, but the fact he's that close to returning has to be viewed as a positive thing for Steeler Nation, considering the barrage of injuries the team has faced to this point in the season.

Already listed as out are quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder and ribs) and Byron Leftwich (ribs), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and WR Jerricho Cotchery (ribs).

Safety Troy Polamalu practiced on a limited basis Friday, but is still listed as doubtful for Sunday's game.

RB Isaac Redman (concussion) passed all tests, and is listed as probable. Defensive end Ziggy Hood, who missed time earlier this week with a back injury, practiced fully and is expected to play Sunday.

Left guard Willie Colon (knee) missed Wednesday and Thursday, but practiced on a limited basis Friday and looks to play Sunday.


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