Remember Thursday when we wrote that Steelers WR Antonio Brown was all good from his calf injury and ready to play in Sunday’s Divisional playoff game with the Jaguars? Well, we have a new development that has put his status in question for Sunday afternoon.
Pittsburgh Coach Mike Tomlin revealed that Brown was being sent home at the direction of team trainers and doctors for “an illness” and to not spread it to the team. Tomlin did not come out and say it, but that set of circumstances has “Flu” or flu-like symptoms written all over it.
Now, that’s speculation, but until we know for sure, it’s a good guess.
We’ll see if the Steelers are more forthcoming about what the illness is, as they did list Brown as “questionable” officially on Friday afternoon for the rematch with the Jaguars.
Word Friday night is that Pittsburgh may not be completely forthcoming on how hurt his injured calf still is:
Per source, Steelers WR Antonio Brown is currently expected to be a game-time decision. Calf injury is still an issue.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 13, 2018
If Brown cannot go or is limited, it will put more scrutiny on rookie speed WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and veteran Martavis Bryant.
The Jaguars released their injured list later inthe afternoon, and in specific an update on CB Jalen Ramsey, who has been nursing a sore Achilles, he was not on the injury report. That indicates that he will play on Sunday.
Also, coach Doug Marrone took LB Paul Pusluszny off the injury report with his abdomen injury, and he is expected to start against the Steelers Sunday
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