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Browns Suffer Major Injury Loss Ahead Of Game vs. Steelers

A closeup of a Cleveland Browns helmet on the field.

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 21: A Cleveland Browns helmet lays in the end zone before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens defeat the Browns 23-21. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

When the Cleveland Browns take the field on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the offensive line won't be at full strength. Left tackle Greg Robinson will not be available for this weekend.

Robinson has missed every practice this week because he's in concussion protocol.

Cleveland had until Saturday to see if Robinson could clear protocol for this weekend's game. Clearly, the former No. 2 overall pick is still dealing with concussion-like symptoms.

The Browns officially announced this afternoon that Robinson is out for tomorrow's AFC North showdown.

Since the Browns won't have Robinson available at left tackle, the team will have to slide Justin McCray into the starting role. It's imperative that Baker Mayfield has good protection from Pittsburgh's front seven.

Both teams will be without key players on Sunday. The Steelers will most likely be without JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner.

This matchup will have major playoff implications. Cleveland and Pittsburgh are firmly in the mix to potentially make the playoffs as the sixth seed.

Last time around, the Browns defeated the Steelers by double digits. We'll see if they can sweep the season series for the first time since 1988.

Kickoff for this game is at 1 p.m. ET from Heinz Field.