Steelers linebacker Ola Adeniyi is expected to miss at least two-to-four weeks after undergoing surgery on a torn meniscus, according to a report by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Adeniyi posted on social media about his surgery early in the day on Friday, but subsequently deleted his posts.
The Steelers have not made an official announcement regarding his status.
A two-week absence might allow Adeniyi to play in the Steelers’ regular-season opener at New England on September 8.
The second-year linebacker had been in the midst of a phenomenal camp, earning a start in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay last Friday.
He also missed most of his rookie season with a hamstring injury. The former undrafted free agent out of Toledo has played in just one career regular season game.
The Steelers are scheduled to play Kansas City in their second preseason game at Heinz Field on Saturday night. That game has a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.