Artie Burns expects to play Jacksonville Jaguars
Artie Burns (knee) says he’ll play the Jacksonville Jaguars in Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. AFC divisional round playoff game at Heinz Field. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
PITTSBURGH — Artie Burns plans to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Steelers’ first-choice right cornerback suffered knee injury in practice Wednesday that Burns said Thursday was a hyperextension. The Athletic first reported that Burns hurt his right knee.
Burns underwent an MRI after the injury Wednesday, he said. And while he was headed for treatment around 12:40 p.m. Thursday and expected to be limited in Pittsburgh’s 1 p.m. practice, he also said he’ll face the Jaguars.
“Once I just make it through the week as healthy as I can and be prepared for Sunday,” Burns said.
The second-year cornerback has one interception, 54 combined tackles – 47 solo – and 13 pass breakups in 16 starts this season.
He did see the irony of picking up an injury on the team’s second day of practice after a playoff bye week, but he also laughed at it.
“I’ll be good though,” Burns said. “I’m about to get some treatment right now and get ready for Sunday.”
Cameron Sutton overtook Coty Sensabaugh as the Steelers’ third-choice cornerback late in Joe Haden’s absence with a fractured fibula.
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