After the Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a crushing, and infuriating, loss at the hands of the New England Patriots, the team now turns their attention to some of the injured players who left the game.
None more important than the calf injury to Antonio Brown.
After the game, Mike Tomlin told media in his post-game press conference Brown is being further evaluated at the local hospital, and he didn’t have any further update on the injury. If no news breaks before Tuesday, Tomlin will likely update media and fans during his weekly press conference.
The other key injury was to running back James Conner. Conner left the game with a knee injury, which Tomlin called an ‘MCL’ sprain. He too will be further evaluated, and could miss some time while his knee heals.
Other than those two injuries, the Steelers were given only the “bumps and bruises” designation by the head coach, but the team will look to possibly get Joe Haden and Vance McDonald back on the field for next week’s game in Houston vs. the Texans on Christmas day.
Adam Schefter reports Brown has a partially torn calf, and should be ready for the postseason.
Steelers WR Antonio Brown has a partially torn calf muscle, per source. Unlikely to play next week but expected back for the postseason.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2017
Be sure to check back to BTSC for the latest on these injuries as the week progresses.