Le’Veon Bell isn’t at training camp, but he isn’t the only star who has been missing from the field for the past two days. Add Antonio Brown to the list.
On Thursday evening, head coach Mike Tomlin announced the superstar wide receiver has been sent back to Pittsburgh from training camp to deal with an undisclosed injury.
Antonio Brown dealing with an unspecified injury, per Mike Tomlin just now. Was sent into Pittsburgh. “Nothing to speak of,” Tomlin repeatedly stated. #DKPS #Steelers
— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) August 2, 2018
Your star running back is holding out and your superstar wideout is injured with an undisclosed issue? How is this nothing to speak of, Mike?
Maybe Brown’s injury truly is nothing to worry about, though.
He is already embarrassing cornerbacks in camp and is making one-handed catches like he’s ready for a game in the middle of the season. Since Tomlin won’t tell us why Brown is sidelined, we should just hope for the best and assume he’s taking it easy because he can, right?
#Steeles head coach Mike Tomlin says he has sent WR Antonio Brown back to PGH for evaluation but would not disclose nature of injury that has kept him off the field for 2 straight days #WTAE
— Andrew Stockey (@astockeyWTAE) August 2, 2018
Sadly, that’s not the mythical land we live in. You can hope Brown isn’t dealing with an injury or his climbing age, but this is clearly an issue. Missing one day is cautionary, and missing a second day is a reason to raise some eyebrows.
Right now, all fans can do is wait for a positive update on No. 84.