Report: Steelers LB Devin Bush out for season with ACL tear

Cassandra Negley
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The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the Cleveland Browns en route to their first 5-0 start since 1978.

But it wasn’t a completely happy outing. Linebacker and defensive play-caller Devin Bush left with a knee injury in the second quarter after he grabbed his leg on a non-contact play.

Bush needs season-ending surgery, per report

Bush tore his ACL and is out for the season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Coach Mike Tomlin called it a “significant knee injury” in his postgame comments and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he was thinking of his defensive teammate.

Tight end Eric Ebron took to Twitter to send his thoughts before reports of the ACL tear.

Bush key to Steelers defense

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush suffered an ACL tear against the Browns, per a report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush suffered an ACL tear against the Browns, per a report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Bush played every defensive snap against the Browns until his injury. The Steelers won 38-7 and picked off Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield twice.

He was the 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft and played in all 16 games of his rookie season. He was a starter in 15 of them and had 109 total tackles, including 72 solo and nine for loss. He had two quarterback hits and two interceptions.

The Steelers defense on Sunday smothered Mayfield, who came into the game with a rib injury, pressuring him on 52 percent of his dropbacks, a career high. Mayfield was pulled in the third quarter and replaced by Case Keenum.

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