PITTSBURGH — The initial diagnosis of the injury to Steelers linebacker Devin Bush is a torn ACL, and he will require season-ending surgery, according to a report by Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports and Adam Schefter of ESPN.
LaCanfora said that Bell will have to undergo an MRI to confirm the initial diagnosis. Schefter said that Bell did suffer a torn ACL and will require surgery that will cause him to miss the rest of the season.
Steelers’ LB Devin Bush tore his ACL today and will require season-ending surgery, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2020
Bush, who was injured in the second quarter of the Steelers’ 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, left the game after he suffered a non-contact injury while attempting to break up a pass.
Bush remained down in obvious pain on the far sideline after the play, with Steelers players near him taking a knee on the field. He was able to leave the field with assistance before going to the medical tent on the Pittsburgh sideline. He then walked down the tunnel to the Steelers’ locker room under his own power.
He was initially ruled questionable to return before being downgraded to out. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin called the injury “significant” in his postgame press conference and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger offered “thoughts and prayers” for the injured budding star, who had just played in his 21st NFL game.
Bush was replaced by second-year backup Robert Spillane.