Mike Tomlin Says Rashard Mendenhall Knee Injury Not Good – Likely Torn ACL

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post game press conference following the 13-9 win over the Cleveland Browns that the knee injury suffered by running back Rashard Mendenhall in the first half is likely not good. Tomlin said Mendenhall will have the knee further examined, but being as it was a non-contact injury, Tomlin insinuated that it could be serious and thus be a season ending injury as it could be an ACL tear.

With Mendenhall sidelined, the load in the running game will now likely shift to Isaac Redman and rookie John Clay next week against the Denver Broncos in the AFC wild card game in Denver. Tomlin did say there is a chance that Mewelde Moore could be back next week as well. Moore suffered a sprained knee MCL a few weeks agao against the San Francisco 49ers.