The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 in dramatic fashion Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card thanks to a late field goal by kicker Chris Boswell following back-to-back personal foul penalties on Cincinnati. The team did incur a few injuries to key players during the game, however, and head coach Mike Tomlin recapped them all during his post-game press conference.
Tomlin said that wide receiver Antonio Brown suffered a concussion during the Steelers final drive and that he is currently in the league mandated protocol program. Brown was hit in the head by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict after a pass flew over his head. He was penalized for the hit.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a right shoulder injury late in the third quarter and while he was able to return for the game’s final drive, he couldn’t throw the ball down field very far, according to Tomlin.
Also injured Saturday night were Steelers safety Robert Golden (shoulder) and fullback Will Johnson (hamstring).
Tomlin said he didn’t know whether or not any of his injured players would be able to play next week in the Steelers road game against the Denver Broncos.
I don’t have any indication about any of the guys,” said Tomlin. “Whether it’s Ben or Antonio, or anyone. We’ll access it tomorrow and obviously we’ll do the best that we can to communicate with you guys.”