Steelers believe Bud Dupree has suffered a torn ACL

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Steelers believe that linebacker Bud Dupree has tore his ACL. He suffered the injury on Wednesday afternoon against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dupree was injured during a play during the fourth quarter, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Aditi Kinkhabwala. His knee buckled when he was rushing the passer.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree and his teammate tackles a Baltimore Ravens player
Bud Dupree and his teammate tackles a Baltimore Ravens player (Photo by the Pittsburgh Steelers/Instagram)

It was evident that this was a serious injury. He moved gingerly as he went to the locker room to get assistance.

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With this late torn ACL – once it is confirmed on Thursday – he’ll miss the rest of the 2020 season. In addition, it’ll be questionable if he’ll be ready to play for the team in the first month of September.

“Bud got hurt. He is being evaluated,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. “I am sure we will have an update for you tomorrow.”

Once this is confirmed, he’ll be the second torn ACL for a linebacker by the Steelers this season. The team also lost Devin Bush earlier this season.

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Bush suffered his injury in a win over the Cleveland Browns in October.

This is the worst timing for Dupree to suffer his significant injury. He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season if he doesn’t re-sign with the Steelers.

The 27-year-old Macon, Georgia-born player was a first-round draft pick by the Steelers in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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