Steelers lose Devin Bush Jr. to season-ending torn ACL for 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush Jr. has been lost for the remainder of the 2020 season. He suffered a torn ACL injury.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin only considered it a “significant injury” but would not say much more. He said that Bush Jr. will be evaluated again on Monday.

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Devin Bush Jr. is helped from the field after he was injured against the Cleveland Browns
Devin Bush Jr. is helped from the field after he was injured against the Cleveland Browns (Photo by the Associated Press/Gene J. Puskar)

Despite the lackluster response by Tomlin, ESPN and the NFL Network are already reporting that Bush suffered the aforementioned torn ACL. He reportedly suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Steelers’ 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.

This injury will require surgery.

“I’m appreciative of the efforts [against the Browns], but it’s not without consequence,” Tomlin told reporters Sunday. “Devin Bush appears to have a significant knee injury. He’s being evaluated.”

Bush appears to have suffered the injury when he attempted to make a tackle on Browns running back D’Ernest Johnson. The injury happened on a incomplete pass.

The former first-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft missed the tackle. Almost immediately, he then grabbed for his knee and was able to get out of bounds by rolling.

He then needed help to get off the field. He reportedly was walking to the locker room on his own.

“I just want to send my thoughts and prayers to Devin and his family and everything he’s going through right now,” Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “It makes you sick when a young player like that gets hurt, and I need to send my thoughts and prayers to him.”

This season, Bush Jr. had 26 tackles, including two quarterback hits. He also had 1.0 sacks, and three pass deflections.

In his final game of the 2020 season, Bush Jr. had five tackles and 0.5 sacks in 27 defensive snaps.

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