Steelers QB Pickett out with possible concussion

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett left Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay in the third quarter after entering the league’s concussion protocol.

Pickett’s head appeared to hit the turf after she was legally shoved to the ground by Tampa Bay linebacker Devin White immediately after releasing the pass. Pickett lay on the Acrisure Stadium turf for several seconds before getting up on his own.

The officials signaled to the Pittsburgh coaching staff to tend to Pickett, who then sat down briefly before walking off the field. He was evaluated on the sideline and then taken to the locker room with the Steelers leading 13-12.

Mitch Trubisky, who lost the starting job to Pickett at halftime in the Oct. 2 loss to the New York Jets, replaced Pickett.

Pickett, the 20th overall pick in the draft, completed 11 of 18 passes for 67 yards and his first career touchdown pass, a 6-yard flip to running back Najee Harris in the first quarter.


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