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11-04-2012, 08:45 PM
Anyone know how bad his injury is?

Fire Arians
11-04-2012, 08:46 PM
high ankle sprain, tomlin says it's mild


11-04-2012, 08:46 PM
According to Tomlin, "mild high-ankle sprain'...

11-04-2012, 08:50 PM
Thanks for quick updates. Liked the way cochery filled in but we missed brown.

11-04-2012, 09:08 PM
I don't like high-ankle sprains. Every time somebody gets a "mild" one it ruins their season (Ben & Pouncey).

Fire Arians
11-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Thanks for quick updates. Liked the way cochery filled in but we missed brown.

agreed losing brown took a little edge off the steelers offense, but i thought cotch and sanders played really well in his absence

11-04-2012, 09:15 PM
I think we can get by without him for the chiefs game, but I hope he's ready for the ravens game. In the meantime I assume Gilreath gets activated from the practice squad.

11-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Not high ankle sprain as first reported, good sign

According to Profootballtalk, Antonio Brown does not have a high-ankle sprain as was previously reported
Brown told reporters after the game that he had suffered the dreaded high-ankle sprain, but a league source tells Profootballtalk that's not the case and that the injury is not considered severe. Brown added that he expects to play in Week 10 against the Chiefs, but with Kansas City in complete disarray, the Steelers could opt to hold the receiver out. We should have plenty of updates on the matter throughout the upcoming week.

11-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Let him rest against KC - IMO - Cotch needs some more reps. As long as we don't play down to our competition - as we often do - (or they really get up for us) we should be fine without AB next week!

Fire Arians
11-05-2012, 01:14 PM
if he can play he's gonna play. we're gonna see brown on the field next week.

11-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Whew! Glad we dodged the high ankle sprain, that injury is bad news.

11-06-2012, 07:06 PM
ESPN is reporting Brown will be out for KC, good to rest him and have him 100% for Baltimore

Hawaii 5-0
11-06-2012, 07:13 PM
ESPN is reporting Brown will be out for KC, good to rest him and have him 100% for Baltimore

Steelers' Antonio Brown likely out

Updated: November 6, 2012
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have spent all season juggling running backs based on who's healthy and who's hot.

Now it's the wide receivers' turn.

The Steelers will likely be without receiver Antonio Brown when they host reeling Kansas City next Monday night. Brown sprained his right ankle early in a 24-20 victory over the New York Giants last Sunday and coach Mike Tomlin doesn't anticipate Brown being available.

"We'll see where the week takes us, we'll leave the door ajar but usually (sprained ankles) aren't positive things, particularly for someone who earns a living the way he earns a living," Tomlin said.

Brown leads the Steelers (5-3) with 42 receptions and is second on the team with 499 yards receiving. If he can't go, third-year wideout Emmanuel Sanders will likely take Brown's place in the starting lineup.

Sanders caught two passes against the Giants, including a 4-yard touchdown, and added a 63-yard punt return in place of normal return specialists Brown and Chris Rainey, who left the game with a rib injury. Veteran Jerricho Cotchery will move into Sanders' spot as the third receiver.

Cotchery has taken on a smaller role in his second year in Pittsburgh as the trio of Sanders, Brown and Mike Wallace matured, but Cotchery tied for a team-high four receptions against New York, doubling his season total.

"He's not a luxury (but) a necessity," Tomlin said of Cotchery. "We need quality guys that are capable of upholding the standard ... he's been consistently professional and prepared. When one of three guys at the wide out position go down, we don't bat an eye."

Safety Troy Polamalu and right tackle Marcus Gilbert have already been ruled out against Kansas City, though Tomlin believes both can practice this week in a limited capacity. Polamalu played in just two games this season due to a right calf injury while Gilbert has missed a month.

The typically tight-lipped Tomlin is pleased with his team's progress during its current three-game winning streak. The Steelers have gotten consistent performance out of the running game regardless of who is in the backfield.

Isaac Redman rushed for a career-high 147 yards against the Giants in place of Jonathan Dwyer, who sat out with a strained right quad. Dwyer had topped 100 yards in the previous two games while filling in for both Redman and Rashard Mendenhall.

There's a possibility all three backs could be ready against Kansas City, leaving Tomlin with a difficult choice, one he's not willing to make just yet.

"Whoever's being productive when healthy is going to get the totes," Tomlin said. "I really think it's that simple. I'm not going to make it any more complex than it has to be. At times this season we've had a running-back-by-committee approach because none of them had been overly effective at that time.

"When someone's effective, they'll get the ball."