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Chris Boswell OUT with concussion in Week 8 vs. Browns

Steelers kicker suffered an injury in Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

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UPDATE: Boswell is out with a head injury. Punter Pressley Harvin appears to be the emergency backup.

UPDATE: Boswell hasn’t returned to the field after halftime. He is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return.

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell has exited the team’s Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns with an injury.

He suffered the injury during an unsuccessful fake field goal attempt where he attempted a pass and was rocked by Browns defensive tackle Jordan Elliott.

As you can see, this decision to attempt a fake field goal in a 3-3 game obviously went awry and the Steelers will be in a bit of a predicament coming out of the locker room for the second half if Boswell isn’t cleared to play for the rest of the AFC North battle. No other kicker has attempted a kick for Pittsburgh all year long.

This wasn’t without precedent, however, as Boswell successfully completed a touchdown pass to Alejandro Villanueva off a fake back in 2018. The veteran kicker was money entering Sunday, making 11-of-12 field goal attempts and successfully drilling all 12 extra points.