Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced yesterday
that the team is expected to be without wide receiver Antonio Brown while
running back Jonathan Dwyer is expected to return from injury this weekend
against the Kansas City Chiefs. Tomlin added that safety Troy Polamalu could
return in two weeks when the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
It appears that Antonio Brown
and Chris Rainey are out, and Jonathan Dwyer is in. Some of the most important
injury news Mike Tomlin presented Tuesday, however, was that Troy Polamalu may
return in time to play Nov. 18 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Brown sustained what he called a minor high ankle sprain against the New York Giants last weekend. This injury can sideline players for
an extended period, and the wide receiver is at least expected to miss one week
Dwyer sat out vs. the Giants after his impressive
performance against the Washington Redskins. He will return this weekend, but
fellow running back and return specialist Chris Rainey is not expected to play.
Polamalu has played sparingly this season due to an injured
calf. Though the Steelers shouldn’t need him on the field to defeat the Chiefs,
he would offer the team a boost in their pivotal matchup the following week vs.
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