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Report: Initial Diagnosis Shows Torn ACL for Steelers LB Bud Dupree

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The initial diagnosis on the knee injury suffered by Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree in the team’s 19-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday indicate a torn ACL, NFL Network reports.

Dupree was injured in the fourth quarter of the game. He left the field to go to the locker room for evaluation, walking under his own power, and did not return to the field. The Steelers listed Dupree as questionable to return.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not have an update on Dupree’s status after the game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Dupree’s injury contributed to some “heaviness going on in the locker room.”

Dupree will need to undergo an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. He was replaced on the field by rookie Alex Highsmith.

The Steelers’ first-round pick out of Kentucky in 2015, Dupree is playing under a franchise tag this season and is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2020 season.

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