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.
Steelers TE Eric Ebron is expected to miss extended time as he braces for potential knee surgery, per source. Ebron, who got injured Week 11, is waiting on a second opinion but a procedure is the likely approach as of now.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 23, 2021
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.