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Steelers WR Diontae Johnson Says He’s ‘Fine’ after Leaving Game in Concussion Protocol

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PITTSBURGH — Diontae Johnsons’ afternoon ended early on Sunday, as the Steelers wide receiver left his team’s game against the Houston Texans in the second quarter of what became a 28-21 victory.

Johnson took a hard hit while running a reverse that helped set up a Steelers score. He left the game and went to the locker room for evaluation, with the team first ruling him as questionable to return before downgrading him to out at the half. Johnson did not return to the Steelers’ sideline in the second half.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not offer a further update on Johnson or fellow injured players Derek Watt after the game, but Johnson took to social media to both update his condition and express his happiness over the team’s victory.

“I’m fine,” Johnson wrote. “Great team win though.”

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger credited the rest of the Steelers’ receiving corps for stepping up in Johnson’s absence.

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