Steelers tight end Zach Gentry reportedly will land on injured reserve with a sprained left knee after leaving Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars with what head coach Mike Tomlin called a “significant” injury.
“Zach Gentry has a significant knee injury, still waiting on clarification in terms of what that means,” Tomlin said Monday. “It’s safe to say he will not be available this week.”
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Gentry suffered a sprained knee that will cause him to be placed on injured reserve, but that diagnosis was not a significant as originally feared.
#Steelers tight end Zach Gentry suffered a knee sprain, source said after tests. He’ll be placed on Injured Reserve, but it’s not as significant as originally feared.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 23, 2020
If Gentry is placed on the injured reserve list, he will have to miss at least three weeks. The Steelers have just one healthy tight end on their roster at the moment in Eric Ebron. Vance McDonald could come off the COVID-19 list this week and Kevin Rader could be promoted from the practice squad for the game against the Ravens, if necessary.