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Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (concussion) out against Ravens

Dec 11, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) is sacked by  Baltimore Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith (18) during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett exited Sunday’s game against the visiting Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh late in the first quarter after sustaining a concussion.

The team announced he was in the concussion protocol and would not return. Mitch Trubisky, who opened the season as the starting quarterback for Pittsburgh, took over at the position.

The rookie Pickett was tested for a concussion after being sacked by Roquan Smith on the Steelers’ opening drive, but was cleared to play. He came out for the Steelers’ second offensive stand, but Pittsburgh ended up going three-and-out.

Trubisky took the field for Pittsburgh’s third possession and immediately drove the Steelers 64 yards in five plays, with Najee Harris scoring from 1 yard out to cap the drive.

Prior to exiting, Pickett had attempted only one pass, an incompletion, but carried the ball twice for 16 yards.

Trubisky entered Sunday with 797 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in five games this season.

–Field Level Media

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