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Emmanuel Sanders injury: Steelers wide receiver out after hurting his foot in second quarter

Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders left the game during the second quarter with an apparent foot injury. He is questionable to return.

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Update: Sanders did not return to the game, and he will be evaluated further.

Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders left Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter with what appeared to be a foot injury. Sanders had one catch for two yards before the injury occurred.

He has been replaced by rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who has three catches for 38 yards on four targets through an explosive offensive half for Pittsburgh.

The Steelers jumped out to a surprising 14-0 lead over visiting Detroit on the speed of two Antonio Brown touchdown catches from Ben Roethlisberger. Lions WR Calvin Johnson replicated that with two of his own in the second quarter. The Lions took a 24-20 lead on a Joique Bell 2-yard touchdown run at the end of the first half.

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