Rashard Mendenhall May Have Torn ACL
Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall may have a torn ACL in his right knee, head coach Mike Tomlin said according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Mendenhall was hurt following a five-yard run in today’s 13-9 win over the Cleveland Browns. Mendenhall will undergo an MRI on Monday and is not expected to play in next weekend’s AFC Wild Card Playoffs game against the Denver Broncos. A 2007 first-round pick out of Illinois, Mendenhall led the Steelers with 928 rushing yards and nine touchdowns this season, falling 72 yards short of a third straight 1,000-yard season. If Mendenhall is unable to play, Isaac Redman will be the team’s primary running back with Mewelde Moore and rookie John Clay backing him up.
Source: Mac’s Football Blog
It has been confirmed that Mendenhall has torn ACL, no other damage, but is done for playoffs.