Star Canadian receiver Chase Claypool suffers minor ankle sprain at Steelers practice and ‘should be fine’

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Star Canadian receiver Chase Claypool went down near the end of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practice on Tuesday.

Details from ESPN beat reporter Brooke Pryor: Chase Claypool went down at the end of practice, looks lower body. Ben Roethlisberger and Eric Ebron helped him over to the sideline so he wasn’t putting any weight on the injury. Tough angle to see what happened.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said after the session that Claypool is being evaluated.

ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler followed with an update: Source said Steelers WR Chase Claypool should be fine, what he suffered in practice considered minor. Claypool went down in practice and was helped off.

NFL insider Adam Schefter added to the post-practice reporting: Claypool suffered a “minor ankle sprain” today and “should be fine,” per source.

After being selected in the second round, 49th overall during the 2020 NFL Draft, Claypool caught 62 passes for 873 yards and nine touchdowns last season, plus 10 rushes for 16 yards and two scores — 11 total touchdowns. He became the first receiver in the Super Bowl era to score 10 touchdowns in his first 10 games.

The rookie played a key role in Pittsburgh producing a 12-4 record to earn the AFC North Division title, but aside from stating the Browns were going to ‘get clapped‘ in the AFC Wild Card round and calling Cleveland ‘classless‘ after the loss, there were no public displays of being a diva.

The Abbotsford, B.C. became a household name across Canada by tying the single-season record for touchdowns by a Canadian in the NFL and scoring the longest NFL touchdown ever by a Canadian-born player at 84 yards. His rookie campaign ranked among the best all-time seasons by a Canadian receiver — ever.