Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed today what was widely expected, that running back Rashard Mendenhall is done for the year with an ACL injury.
[tweet https://twitter.com/steelers/status/154247062148493312 align='center']
Mendenhall underwent an MRI on Monday to confirm the extent of his knee injury, which he suffered in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns.
Mendenhall, 24, ran for 928 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games this season for the Steelers. Backup Isaac Redman, who has rushed for 479 yards this season, will likely take the majority of Mendenhall’s rushes in his place. The Steelers finished the season with a 12-4 record and will face the Denver Broncos in the Wild Card round of the playoffs this Sunday.