When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the division rival Baltimore Ravens in a key Week 7 match up on Sunday afternoon, the team will be without the wide receiver that gives them the biggest chance to stretch the field.
On Tuesday, the news surfaced that rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton will not suit up for the game due to a finger injury.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette passed along the word from head coach Mike Tomlin:
#Steelers Tomlin: Wheaton will be out with his finger injury again this week
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 15, 2013
Without Wheaton, the Steelers will once again rely heavily on Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders.
The Steelers offense has begun to wake up in the recent weeks, so they will hope to keep things rolling this weekend against a Baltimore Ravens offense that has been struggling in their own right.
With a win, the Steelers can get right back in the mix of the AFC North to help fans forget about their dreadful 0-4 start to the regular season.