Breaking News – 03/01/2017 09:23:03 Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown suffered a broken collar bone while tackling Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay on Sunday.
The incident occurred when the Steelers’ Brown collided with Slay during a short catch on third down.
It took place in the end zone.
“This is just a matter of time,” Browns quarterback Josh McCown said.
“It’s something that happens, unfortunately.
I’m not going to make excuses.
We’re going to have to fix it.
But, again, it’s a matter in the time we have.”
Brown said he had surgery Tuesday and was expected to be out two to four weeks.
The Steelers released a statement on Monday, saying the injury was “not serious.”
Brown is the first Steelers wideout to be ruled out this season with a broken foot.
In all, 15 players have suffered serious injuries to their collars in 2017.
The injury rate among Steelers wideouts is the highest among all teams.
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