Brown sustained a concussion in last week’s wild-card victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

By SI Wire
January 15, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been ruled out of Sunday’s divisional round playoff game against the Denver Broncos, the team announced Friday.

Brown sustained a concussion in last week’s wild-card victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on a hard hit by linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Burfict has since been suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season.

After the game, Bengals defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones accused Brown of faking his injury after the hit, and later said he would only apologize to Brown if he did not play against the Broncos.

The 27-year-old Brown led the league with 136 receptions this season, while also leading the Steelers with 1,834 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.

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The Steelers and Broncos are scheduled to kick off at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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