Sport Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR returns to practice

21:50  08 january  2018
21:50  08 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR expected to play Sunday despite illness

  Antonio Brown injury update: Steelers WR expected to play Sunday despite illness Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice Friday due to an illness after returning this week from a calf injury.Brown was sent home from practice due to an illness completely unrelated to his calf injury, which kept him sidelined for the final two regular season games of the year, but he was a full participant Wednesday and Thursday.

Brown , who has been out since suffering a partially torn calf muscle in Week 15, was in good spirits and moving without restrictions Monday.

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Antonio Brown is back.

The Steelers wide receiver returned to practice Monday for the first time since suffering a partially torn calf muscle in the team's Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

a man smiling for the camera: Antonio Brown © (Getty Images) Antonio Brown

Brown was in good spirits and moving without restrictions while participating in workouts with his teammates.

Brown was also seen training with former NFL wideout Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson in Florida this weekend during the Steelers' first-round bye. Both shared videos of their workout on social media, which showed an "injury-free" Brown running and making catches.

Brown, 29, finished the year with 101 catches for 1,533 and nine touchdowns after sitting out the final two regular-season games but is expected to be "100 percent" when he returns for Pittsburgh's postseason run.

The Steelers are slated to host the Jaguars in the divisional round at 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday.

Chris Hogan injury update: Patriots WR will return Saturday .
Chris Hogan has missed seven of the last eight games for the Patriots after catching 33 passes through the team's first eight games.The Patriots removed Hogan from the injury report, and he will play for the first time since Dec. 11, when he caught one pass for one yard in a 27-20 loss to the Dolphins.

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