Steelers defensive lineman Chris Wormley had successful surgery to repair a torn ACL, he announced on Instagram Thursday.
Wormley was injured against the Baltimore Ravens and went down with a non-contact knee injury. The injury will end Wormley’s season and will likely cost him most of the offseason as well. On Instagram, Wormley expressed his gratitude for the support he received after the injury.
“Life is still good,” Wormley wrote. “My wife and daughter are the greatest support system. Surgery was a success. Thank you to everyone who has reached out. It truly means the world to me!”
Following the surgery, Wormley is expected to miss somewhere between six to nine months with the injury. Wormley is in the last year of his two-year contract with the Steelers, meaning that he also has to hit free agency with the injury looming over his head. Pittsburgh could look to bring him back due to familiarity given the circumstances, but it may take some time for Wormley to sign somewhere with the severe injury.
Prior to the injury, Chris Wormley racked up 29 tackles, a forced fumble, and 0.5 sacks on the season as a rotational player along the Steelers’ defensive line. With the injury, Pittsburgh signed Jonathan Marshall to the 53-man roster to try and fill some snaps that Wormley left behind.