Steelers WR suffers season-ending injury
Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown has a partially torn calf muscle. This injury happened during the Steelers and New England Patriots game on Dec.17, 2017, which the Patriots went on to win 27-24.
Even though this injury ends Brown’s regular season, it won’t require surgery, according to the NFL.
Brown caught two passes for 24 yards before he was injured. Brown will finish off this season with 101 receptions for 1,533 yards and nine touch downs.
"It changes. A.B. is significant. But I thought the guys did a nice job of adjusting and making plays largely. You lose somebody like A.B. and there's an adjustment," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told nfl.com.
Martavis Bryant and JuJu Smith-Schuster replaced Brown during the fourth quarter after Brown’s injury.
Even though Steelers star wide receiver is out for the rest of this season, the team still has rising stars like Bryant and Smith-Schuster who can take over Brown’s spot until he recovers. These rising stars “will have to step up and try to do the impossible: Replace Brown's sizable impact on Pittsburgh's offense.”