This is the last thing the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to hear — and football fans in general for that matter — was an injury to Antonio Brown.
Early in the first quarter of today’s AFC showdown between the Steelers and Patriots in Pittsburgh, Brown was helped off the field after suffering a knee injury.
At first glance, many called it an ankle injury but it was later diagnosed as a calf bruise.
#84 Antonio Brown sustained a left calf injury.
His return is questionable to tonight’s game.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 17, 2017
During halftime of the game, the Steelers ruled out Brown and said that the MVP candidate would be taken to the hospital for further evaluations:
#Steelers WR Antonio Brown won’t return to the game today. He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation of his calf injury.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2017
How serious this injury is is yet to be determined but one can assume it does not sound good.