In the wildcard game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown suffered a tremendous blow to the head, inflicted by controversial Bengals defensive player Vontaze Burfict, that knocked him unconscious and kept him sidelined for the playoff game against the Denver Broncos on January 17.
The Pittsburgh Steelers ended after the playoff game against the Broncos, as the Bengals Pacman Jones issued an apology to Brown after accusing him of feigning concussion symptoms. It appears Brown is putting that incident behind him, preparing diligently for next season. Earlier in the week, Brown updated the public on his recovery, sharing a workout video on Instagram.
He also posted about his concussion on Twitter.
#RTtoRETHINK learn more about concussions ! pic.twitter.com/8mvAUkMOnQ— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) January 25, 2016
During the regular season, Brown totaled a remarkable 1,834 yards, second best in the NFL and a career high he achieved despite some challenges early in the season when he was targeted less frequently while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sidelined with injury. His 136 receptions were also a career best and tied him with Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones for the most receptions during the 2015 regular season.