PITTSBURGH — For the second sport in a row, a Pittsburgh Steelers participant suffered a knee damage that may drive him to overlook time.
Inside linebacker Robert Spillane suffered an obvious left knee damage within the third quarter of Monday’s loss to the Washington Football Team and is predicted to overlook time, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Spillane won’t want surgical procedure and is predicted to return this season, the supply instructed Fowler.
Spillane’s damage comes per week after beginning outdoors linebacker Bud Dupree tore his ACL towards the Ravens and was placed on injured reserve. Rookie Alex Highsmith performed in his place Monday, recording 60 defensive snaps.
Pittsburgh’s linebacking corps was thinned even additional when fellow backup Ulysees Gilbert III went on IR with a again damage final month.
“We all know our mentality: Someone will get damage, it is subsequent man up,” cornerback Mike Hilton mentioned. “It has been like that since Devin went down early within the season, and guys have stepped up. We’re not pissed off or something, we simply know we should play higher.”
In an uncharacteristic transfer for the franchise, the Steelers traded for inside linebacker Avery Williamson simply earlier than final month’s deadline to present the place extra depth. That transfer is much more necessary with Spillane’s damage, as Williamson performed the majority of Spillane’s snaps within the second half Monday.