The injury for Antonio Brown pic.twitter.com/MXZFdKfkTh
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) December 17, 2017
Roughly an hour after making history by being the first player in NFL history to have five straight seasons of 100+ catches, Antonio Brown went down with a calf injury. It wasn’t considered serious at first, with reports coming out that it was bruised, but Adam Schefter has reported that Brown suffered a tear and may miss the next few weeks. In the video above, you can see his leg slam off a Patriots defender.
Even with a controversial loss on the final play against the Patriots on Sunday, the Steelers are still locked into a playoff spot, and should be able to get Brown back for the Wild Card matchup, but a best-case scenario would be for the Steelers to get a bye so everyone can rest up. For Fantasy players, this is a death knell. A season full of injuries refuses to let up as Brown exits a week before the fantasy football finals. Terrible.
Brown is considered by far the best wide receiver in football, and beyond his consistency, he can break a big play from anywhere on the field, and is now finished after an injury-riddled, but still All-Pro 2017.