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Diontae Johnson returns to field after lower leg injury in Week 1

Steelers WR appears to have an ankle injury against the Bills.

Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against Michael Jacquet #38 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter of the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 12, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

UPDATE: Johnson is back on the field, per Dale Lolley. It appears he’ll be okay unless he tweaks the injury.

In what has been a defensive battle so far, the Pittsburgh Steelers WR went down with a lower leg injury. He was helped off the field and was limping, per Matt Parino. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool would get a boost along with James Washington.

Johnson had a couple receptions for 20 yards and is now on the sideline riding a stationary bicycle. At this point it feels like this isn’t a longterm injury at least.

The Bills lead 3-0 in the second quarter.