Diontae Johnson, a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was placed on injured reserve on Monday, meaning he will miss at least the next four games.

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The decision was announced a few hours before the Steelers‘ Week 2 matchup with the Cleveland Browns on “Monday Night Football.”

Diontae Johnson Injury

Week 1’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers for the Pittsburgh Steelers resulted in Johnson suffering a hamstring injury.

Johnson attempted to make a cut after gaining a first down at the conclusion of a 26-yard gain when he was hurt early in the third quarter of the 49ers game. Johnson was anticipated to be out for “a few weeks,” a source told last week.


I simply planted my foot, Johnson remarked on Thursday. The fluke incidence caused it to fail on me.I am unable to alter that.

Johnson said that he had no hamstring problems throughout the preseason and that he left training camp in good health.

Since being selected in the third round of the 2019 draft, Johnson has averaged 85 catches per season and has been Pittsburgh’s top receiver over the previous four seasons. He got chosen for the 2021 Pro Bowl.

Running back Anthony McFarland Jr. (knee injury) was also placed on injured reserve by the Steelers on Monday. The Steelers’ main kickoff returner is McFarland. On Monday night, Gunner Olszewski, a wide receiver who missed the 49ers game in Week 1 due to injury, is expected to play and replace McFarland in the kick return role.

About the Match

On Monday night at Acrisure Stadium, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 26-22 thanks to defensive touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters. This ended the Browns’ streak of regular-season victories in Pittsburgh dating back to 2003.

The Browns (1-1) suffered a loss, but it wasn’t because of the final score; in the second quarter, running back Nick Chubb sustained a serious left knee injury and had to be helped off the field. With the victory, the Steelers improved to 1-1.

Although the Steelers’ offense was unable to score, their defense still managed to score in the end zone to defeat the Browns.


After Minkah Fitzpatrick deflected Deshaun Watson’s opening pass of the game, outside linebacker Alex Highsmith scored nine seconds into the contest by returning an interception 30 yards for a touchdown. After forcing a Watson fumble in the fourth quarter while the Steelers were down by three points, outside linebacker T.J. Watt recovered it and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 17-yard return. Highsmith then made another significant play. The Steelers had two defensive touchdowns in the game for the first time since 2010, and it was the first time since 2009 that they had both an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble return for a score in the same game.

Steelers Eye’s on Next Genration

Eye-popping On his 71-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, Steelers wide receiver George Pickens gained 56.8 yards after the catch, according to Next Gen Stats. Pickens’ estimated gain after reception was barely 21.4 yards. The score was Pickens’ largest of his career, outdistancing his second-best of 31 yards, which also occurred against the Browns in Week 18 of last year.


  the longest score by a Steeler since Chase Claypool’s 84-yard score in Week 2 of 2020. Pickens said in training camp that he wanted to emphasize his speed and show that he could do more than simply make highlight-reel catches, and with his touchdown, he more than succeeded in doing so.


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