The worst phrase in football to hear when you find out someone left the field early: "Non-contact injury."

Not to be a half-glass-empty type of person, but those are usually the ones that are the worst. Just ask Deshaun Watson, Carson Wentz and J.J. Watt—superstars that had their seasons cut short way too soon for the same reason.

For Steelers star corner Artie Burns, we're hoping he does not suffer the same fate, especially in the postseason as the team prepares for a potential Super Bowl run.

Horrible break, especially mid-week, and although not much information on the injury is clear, there is some bright news in this mess.

Great sign for the second-year man out of Miami and his overall health and career.

Unfortunately for the short term, it's unclear if he'll be good for the upcoming matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who sport the league's best defense themselves.

We'll update you with more information as Burns's status is made clear.