The Steelers star left today’s loss to the Patriots.
It looks like Pittsburgh Steelers will be without their top player next week.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh star wide receiver Antonio Brown has a partially torn left calf muscle.
He is “unlikely to play” on Christmas against the Houston Texans but is expected back for the team’s playoff run.
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
If Brown does have to miss next week, and even the season finale against Cleveland, the Steelers can likely survive. Houston is essentially mailing it in, and the Browns haven’t won a game all season.
Pittsburgh needs its big-money receiver back for the AFC Playoffs, where right now they would be the No. 2 overall seed. The Steelers dropped a heartbreaker to the New England Patriots this afternoon, thanks in large part to a controversial “non-catch” call.
Both New England and Pittsburgh are 11-3, but the Pats have the tiebreaker for home-field advantage.