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Report: Steelers CB Curtis Brown Carted Off Monday With Ankle Injury (Now On Crutches)

The Pittsburgh Steelers just can\’t seem to keep cornerbacks on the field during training camp and another one went down on Monday as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports via Twitter that third-year cornerback Curtis Brown suffered an ankle injury while defending a pass during the two-minute drill session.

Kaboly goes on to say that Brown was taken from the field on a cart for further examination.

The Steelers are already down starter Cortez Allen (knee), who needed minor surgery last Friday on a knee of his that he injured during the first practice of training camp. Also sidelined at the cornerback position are DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) and rookie Terry Hawthorne (knee).

Brown, a special teams ace during his first two years in the league after being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, has yet to excel on the defensive side of the ball. There were hopes the extra reps he would receive in practice this year with Allen down would give him a chance to develop a little more, but now this latest injury might keep him off the field for a while depending on the severity of it.

Head coach Mike Tomlin will likely update Brown\’s status at the conclusion of the Monday practice.

ETA: Tomlin said after practice that Brown has an ankle of some description and that he will be evaluated.

ETA II: Jim Wexell reports Brown is on crutches after practice.

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