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Report: Steelers TE Having 2nd Opinion on Knee Injury, Could Require Surgery

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Steelers tight end Eric Ebron is expected to miss “extended time” with the knee injury he suffered on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a report by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

According to Fowler, Ebron is waiting on a second opinion to determine whether or not he will require surgery on the knee.

It’s unclear if such a surgery would be season-ending.

Ebron has played in eight games this season and made three starts. He’s caught 12 of 18 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers on Sunday.

Pat Freiermuth will absorb much of Ebron’s role while he’s out, with Zach Gentry moving into the No. 2 tight end role. Kevin Rader was recalled from the practice squad on Tuesday and the team signed Jace Sternberger to the practice squad as additional depth.

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