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Steelers lose wide receiver Brown to ankle injury

Associated Press The Pittsburgh Steelers have spent all season juggling running backs based on who’s healthy and who’s hot. Now it’s the wide receivers’ turn. The Steelers will likely be without receiver Antonio Brown when they host reeling Kansas City next Monday night. Brown sprained his right ankle early in a 24-20 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday and coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t anticipate Brown being available. “We’ll see where the week takes us, we’ll leave the door ajar but usually [sprained ankles] aren’t positive things, particularly for someone who earns a living the way he earns a living,” Tomlin said. Brown leads the Steelers (5-3) with 42 receptions and is second on the team with 499 yards receiving. If he can’t go, third-year wideout Emmanuel Sanders will likely take Brown’s place in the starting lineup. Safety Troy Polamalu and right tackle Marcus Gilbert already were ruled out against Kansas City, though Tomlin believes both can practice this week in a limited capacity. Polamalu played in just two games this season due to a right calf injury while Gilbert has missed a month.


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