Two days after losing their two most important offensive players, the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday reportedly received a mixed bag of news from team doctors.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who reportedly suffered a separated right shoulder in Saturday’s Wild-Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals, reportedly expects to play in Denver this coming weekend while the status of All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown, injured on a shot to the head in the closing seconds of that same game, is “not looking good.”
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was the player who delivered the hit on both injuries; the shot on Brown ultimately setting up the Steelers’ game-winning field goal Saturday and on Monday drawing Burfict a three-game suspension to begin next season.
Multiple reports on Sunday stated that Roethlisberger suffered a sprained AC joint but called himself “day-to-day.” Brown is in the league’s concussion protocol.
The Steelers play the top-seeded Broncos on Sunday in the final game of the Divisional Round.