Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sanders' injury could help Brown, Sweed
By James Walker
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders will miss the remainder of training camp after another procedure was done on his foot to help him heal, the Post-Gazette reports. Sanders was seen on crutches during Tuesday's practice and is expected to miss the next three weeks.
Sanders was expected to get work with the first team this summer, as veteran receiver Hines Ward recovers from thumb surgery. Sanders had two surgeries to his feet in the offseason but practiced on the first day and hasn't practiced since.
Second-year receiver Antonio Brown will be the team's No. 2 receiver in the meantime. Brown played well late in the season, which included a huge catch in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. Injuries to Sanders and Ward will also give Limas Sweed a chance to impress after three rocky seasons.