To no surprise, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Chiefs. To some surprise, his ankle injury is bad enough that it could cause him to miss, per a source with knowledge of the situation, a few games.
After Sunday’s win over the Giants, Brown said he has a high ankle sprain, but that he’ll be fine. (Rarely is any player with a high ankle sprain ever “fine.”) We later reported that it’s not a high ankle sprain, and that in the hours after the game it wasn’t regarded as severe.
Per the source, it’s worse than believed. Beyond Monday night’s game, the Steelers face the Ravens, the Browns, and then the Ravens again.
With Brown out, Emmanuel Sanders becomes the starter. Unless and until he gets injured — a real one, not a fake one.