Steelers Injury Report: Antonio Brown Doubtful For Chiefs Game

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his regular Tuesday press conference to talk about the win Sunday over the New York Giants and the upcoming Monday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tomlin updated the injuries heading into the week and said wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) has an ankle sprain which leaves his participation this week very much in doubt. Tomlin did not rule out a roster move later on in the week as a result and added that they will see where the week takes them in regard to Brown. They will leave the door ajar for him just the same

Running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) will get some work this week in practice and is currently listed by Tomlin as questionable for Monday night. They will see how he does in practice this week.

Safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) might practice in a limited capacity this week, but Tomlin said that both are probably still a week away from returning.

Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) will be questionable this week with his right hamstring injury. Running back Jonathan Dwyer (quad) has a strong chance to make it back this week, according to Tomlin and is considered day-to-day right now.

Running back Chris Rainey (rib) has a rib injury and is very uncomfortable right now. He will likely be limited this week, but does have a chance to play.

Tomlin considers running back Isaac Redman (ankle) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) no worse for the wear after the Giants game.

  • Fu-Schnickens

    Don’t rush back, Mendy….the team’s doing REAL well without you. There’s not much room any more on the team for a back who has a ham sandwich and chips before he hits the hole, and who can’t figure out where to run in traffic should he get through said hole.

  • Intropy

    Let’s be fair to Mendy, for most of his career there has been no such hole. I think he’s probably their best runner still. But I also think this is his last season with the Steelers since someone somewhere else will overpay him next season.

  • Pete

    I like Mendy but he’s not the best back on the team. They all have different strong points but the thing I like about Redman and Dwyer is that they are hard to take down and break multiple tackles. They also wear down a defense. The O line is blocking well now so Mendy will do well when he comes back but by no means is he the best back on the Steelers. The Steelers are blessed to have so many good backs in the barn.

  • Vic

    Dear mike Tomlin, don’t rush bringing any players back into the line up especially Gilbert. Gilbert causes other injuries.

  • Matt Lipner

    Seems like the injury situation is really starting to take a turn for the better. Potentially only Brown, Polamalu, and Gilbert out this week?