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Sport Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR expected to play Sunday despite illness

22:20  12 january  2018
22:20  12 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR will 'give it a go' vs. Jaguars

  Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR will 'give it a go' vs. Jaguars Brown, who is listed as questionable, sat out Friday's practice due to an illness and his injured calf is "not close to 100 percent."Following expectations that the Steelers wide receiver would undoubtedly be fully healthy by Sunday's AFC playoff game against the Jaguars, ESPN reported Saturday his injured calf is "not close to 100 percent.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice Friday due to an illness after returning this week from a calf injury .

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice Friday due to an illness after returning this week from a calf injury .

a man wearing a helmet: Antonio Brown © (Getty Images) Antonio Brown

Just when it looks like Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is healthy again, he faces another issue that kept him off the practice field Friday. However, coach Mike Tomlin indicated Brown is expected to play Sunday.

Brown was sent home from practice due to an illness completely unrelated to his calf injury, which kept him sidelined for the final two regular season games of the year, but he was a full participant Wednesday and Thursday.

The Steelers have remained optimistic that Brown would return for the playoffs coming off of a partially torn calf muscle sustained against the Patriots in Week 15, and Tomlin said he had seen enough out of Brown's last two practices to believe he'll be on the field against the Jaguars.

Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR returns to practice

  Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR returns to practice Brown, who has been out since suffering a partially torn calf muscle in Week 15, was in good spirits and moving without restrictions Monday.The Steelers wide receiver returned to practice Monday for the first time since suffering a partially torn calf muscle in the team's Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

Just when it looks like Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is healthy again, he faces another issue that kept him off the practice field Friday. However, coach Mike Tomlin indicated Brown is expected to play Sunday .

Antonio Brown injury update : Mike Tomlin upbeat about WR 's condition. Brown has been out since Week 15 when he suffered a partially torn calf muscle against the Patriots. MORE: Antonio Brown injury update : Steelers WR returns to practice.

"I think we've all seen Antonio play enough that we know what he's capable of," Tomlin said, per ESPN.com.

Earlier this week, Tomlin told reporters Brown had a "great week" and they were "excited about where he is."

The Steelers face the Jaguars in Pittsburgh Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET in the divisional round.

Steelers CB Artie Burns reportedly suffers non-contact knee injury .
Artie Burns has started alongside Joe Haden for the Steelers in the secondary all year long.Burns was not in the locker room after practice and his availability for the Steelers' divisional round matchup with the Jaguars Sunday could be in doubt.

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