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Antonio Brown Injury Updates

Raiders WR Antonio Brown is considered "day-to-day" with his foot injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like Brown got good news from the foot specialist he visited. We'll see when he's able to get back on the field. The veteran could use the practice reps in a new offense and with a new QB.

Raiders WR Antonio Brown is visiting a specialist on Saturday for the foot issue that's had him sidelined in training camp the past few days. We've heard that Brown is just dealing with blisters, but this news suggests that it might be more than that. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

Update: A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that it's "not considered any type of long-term injury" for Brown.

The Raiders have placed WR Antonio Brown on the non-football injury list, ESPN's Field Yates reports. According to Michael Gelken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the team has so far declined to comment on the situation. We'll see where this thing goes.

Update: Gehlken later reported that a source deemed the issue "minor" and that we should expect to see Brown on the field soon.

Just 2 days after returning from injury, Steelers WR Antonio Brown limped off the practice field after limited individual work, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Brown already missed 10 days with a quad strain. We'll see what the issue is this time around.

Update: Brown later tweeted at Bouchette about "making [stuff] up." HC Mike Tomlin, meanwhile, said Brown left early as part of the plan and suffered no injury in the workout. Sounds like there's no reason to worry here.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown's chiropractor revealed on Instagram Monday that Brown is dealing with a hip flexor issue. It was previously reported as a quad injury. Brown has been sidelined for about a week now and won't play in Pittsburgh's preseason opener -- but he did re-join the team on Tuesday after being in Pittsburgh to have that injury re-evaluated. We're still not worried about Brown at this point but would like to see him back on the field by next week.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown has missed the last 2 days of training camp with what HC Mike Tomlin called a "minor injury." Tomlin added that Brown has been sent back to Pittsburgh to have the injury evaluated further. "I’ll have more information, but again, largely, it probably could be characterized as a day-to-day type deal," Tomlin said. Pro Football Talk hears that Brown is dealing with a "strained" quad and is expected back in a few days. This doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but we'll continue to keep an eye on fantasy football's #1 WR.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars -- not with his calf injury, but with an illness. Brown put in full workouts on Wednesday and Thursday, so the calf shouldn't be an issue. The illness kept him out of Friday's practice but shouldn't be a factor come Sunday. We'll keep an eye on him into the weekend, though.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown suffered a left leg injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Patriots. His lower leg got trapped between 2 defenders as he went to make a catch. Brown put no weight on the leg as he was helped off the field. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: The Steelers announced that Brown has a calf injury and is questionable to return.

Update: HC Mike Tomlin said heading into halftime that he doesn't expect Brown to return today.

Update: The team announced that Brown is heading to the hospital for further evaluation and won't return today.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown missed practice again Saturday with his toe injury and is officially questionable for Monday night's game at Cincinnati. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, HC Mike Tomlin has a general rule against playing players who don't practice 2 days before the game. We're guessing he'd make an exception if Brown appears ready Monday night. The league's best wideout hasn't lost a game to injury since 2012 and is obviously worth waiting for, even if you need to roster someone such as Brandon LaFell, Tyler Boyd or Justin Hunter as insurance.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown was held out of Friday's practice and listed on the injury report with a toe. "I’m told it’s minor and he should be fine," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted. We'll see if Brown is able to get back on the practice field tomorrow, ahead of Monday night's game vs. the Bengals. He hasn't missed a regular-season game due to injury since 2012.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger tweeted on Friday that he'll return for his 14th season in 2017. He had suggested earlier this offseason that he was considering retirement, although no one seemed to take it very seriously. Despite turning 35 last month and suffering an assortment of injuries, Roethlisberger remained effective last season. He ranked 7th among QBs in fantasy points per game -- albeit with some nasty home/road splits. Big Ben's return is obviously excellent news for RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown and the rest of Pittsburgh's skill-position guys.

Steelers insider Ed Bouchette hears that QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is "on track" to return for this weekend's game against the Ravens. He's practiced on Wednesday and Thursday without a setback. Roethlisberger has historically struggled both in his 1st game back from injury and in Baltimore, so he's more of a low-end QB1 this week. But his return is excellent news for RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown. It also puts Sammie Coates back in play as an upside WR3.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is now expected to miss 4-6 weeks, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Ouch. What was originally expected to be a 2-3 week absence was reportedly lengthened by an issue related to a bone bruise suffered last year. "But there's no way to put an exact timetable on it," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ron Cook. "It depends on my pain and how I feel." Big Ben has a history of returning earlier than expected from injuries and will still benefit from the Week 8 bye. But fantasy owners should be prepared to be without him through at least Week 10. His absence is also a blow to WR Antonio Brown, RB Le'Veon Bell and the rest of Pittsburgh's skill-position guys.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown left during the 1st possession of Thursday night's game after taking a blow to the head.  He looked a little dazed on the sideline and headed to the locker room, presumably to be checked for a concussion.  We'll see what happens with Brown, but the heightened awareness surrounding head injuries makes it seem unlikely that he'll return to the game.  The Steelers lined RB Le'Veon Bell up wide as a receiver shortly after Brown left.  WR Justin Brown also figures to see more playing time if Antonio Brown's out.

Update: Brown returned in the 2nd quarter.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announced that QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) will start against the Chargers this weekend.  “He has been above the line in all areas,” Tomlin said after Thursday's practice. “Really, the only question we can’t answer is taking a hit. Obviously that will be answered in the stadium on Sunday. I am extremely comfortable with his ability to work the field both vertically and horizontally. He has great velocity on his ball. We’re ready to go.”  Besides Big Ben still needing to take a hit, the fact that he's returning from an injury to his throwing shoulder makes him an extremely risky fantasy start.  We'd leave him on the bench 1 more week.  Roethlisberger's return is good news for WRs Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown though.

Pro Football Talk hears from a league source that Steelers WR Antonio Brown (ankle) won't play against the Browns today.  He put in a limited week of practice and was listed as questionable on the injury report, but a Week 13 return against the Ravens always seemed more likely.  Look for Emmanuel Sanders to get another start opposite Mike Wallace today.  Sanders is just a low-end WR3 with Charlie Batch under center.

According to Steelers insider Ed Bouchette, WR Antonio Brown (ankle) had an encouraging workout on Tuesday.  It sounds like he has a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Browns, although we wouldn't be surprised if the team held him out 1 more week in preparation for a Week 13 showdown with the Ravens.  Brown has now been out 2 weeks with that ankle injury.  He'll only be a WR3 until QB Ben Roethlisberger is back under center.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin characterized WR Antonio Brown's injury as a "mild" high-ankle sprain.  We've heard a high-ankle sprain from Brown, a regular sprain from Pro Football Talk, and now this from Tomlin.  The details are fuzzy here, and we probably won't have a good read on Brown's status until late this week.  With a cake matchup against the Chiefs, we're tentatively betting on the Steelers holding him out.  But we'll continue to update his status throughout the week.  WR Emmanuel Sanders will draw the start if Brown can't go.

Pro Football Talk hears that Steelers WR Antonio Brown did NOT suffer a high-ankle sprain on Sunday.  PFT added that the injury "is not regarded as severe."  Brown told reporters after the game that he had a high-ankle sprain but would be back for next week.  It turns out the latter part of that statement was true.  Or at least more true.  Brown will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the exact nature of his injury.  And the Steelers could still hold him out next week in an easily-winnable game against the Chiefs.  We'll continue to update Brown's status.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown suffered a foot or ankle injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants.  He was being looked at by trainers on the sidelines and has been deemed questionable to return.


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