Will Yoder
Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

An MRI confirms that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall does in fact have a torn ACL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters following Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns that the star running back could have suffered such an injury. Today’s MRI confirms that Mendenhall is likely to miss the remainder of the Steelers’ season.

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.

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