Report: Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling Suffered A Torn ACL Sunday

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a suffered a torn ACL in the Sunday season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Stephens-Howling was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Steelers during the draft after playing his first four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, who originally drafted him out of the University of Pittsburgh

Stephens-Howling makes the third Steelers player that was injured Sunday that will likely miss the rest of the season as center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) and linebacker Larry Foote (bicep) will both require season ending surgery due to injuries suffered Sunday.

  • T R

    Good Grief Charlie Brown. Dwyer not going to even answer the phone and we not going to even swallow our spit and call him

  • Eric

    They will call Dyer. If I was JD’s agent, I would tell him not to return to the Steelers for the minimum, or even a pay cut from his prior salary.

  • Richard Edlin

    He might if there aren’t cheeseburgers between him and the phone.

  • Earl

    Well that’s great. First we have Pouncey out for the year, then Foote, and now Howling?! We can’t afford to lose anymore key players this season but I still believe the steelers can win the Super Bowl this year. Go Steelers!

  • Ike Evans

    One of you needs to due a study on who has the most injuries to starting players in the past 3 years…I bet its the steelers smh this shit just keeps getting worse….even when Le’veon comes back that foot injury lingers….so in all honesty we don’t have any running backs….anybody see Mendenhall tonight btw? looked pretty good….running behind a shitty but a little less shitty line then ours

  • Mark McHugh


  • Jason Grubb

    SB?!?! not with this great Haley play calling. its a joke. Someone deserves to get fired after todays play

  • RW


  • Christopher Wilkes

    Adding more injury to insult. I’m trying to remember when I’ve been more disgusted after a game then I am right now, but I’m struggling. There has to be an instance during the ’98-’00 seasons, but I think I’ve blocked them out.

  • Untitled

    I think Dwyer stole Tomlin’s bucket of KFC, that’s why he got cut.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    HAHAHAHA Superbowl? I’m wondering if we are going to win one game the next three weeks. If the titans had five sacks against us just Imagine what the Bengals and Bears can do.

  • ScottB

    Don’t worry everyone, Spaeth will be back in 6 weeks!

  • walter mason

    I hate to say it but its been all downhill with Haley. As I recall, he wasnt our first choice or even the second. He appeared to be hired as a desperate last choice. Why didnt we make sure we had our man before firing Arians?

  • westernsteel

    The Steelers looked like the worst team in the league todau

  • Drew Shirk

    I think Dwyer will be back. He’s like a bad habit you just can’t quit. His whole career is summed up by making the roster because of injuries. This year is no different. He’ll be back and I hope with something to prove.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Of course the Steelers can win the SB…getting to that game is a different story.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Just think 13yrs from now and we won’t even remember this game…NOT..!!

  • Bill Bobertson

    Mike Tomlin is the problem with this team, they’ve only gotten worse since he got here. #FireTomlin2013

  • bgsteelfan

    It starts with Bicknell, not Haley

  • Rod Hedrick

    Is there a center we could sign?

  • Nolrog

    So that’s 3-1 in terms of players lost for the season and TDs so far.

  • Nolrog

    If the option is between playing in the NFL and not, he’ll be back. Didn’t seem to be a lot of people knocking down his door.

  • joed32

    If the OL doesn’t run block and doesn’t pass block what kind of play calling is going to work?

  • treeher

    There are three reasons for having so many injuries over the past few years:
    1. Age (torn muscles, such as biceps, triceps, and calves); 2. Bad Coaching (conditioning, technique); and 3. bad luck. Stillers have had an abundance of all three.

  • steeltown

    You have got to be kidding ME!!!


    Hurts more when it happens to your team, but league wide teams lost players.

    Pouncey was taken out by friendly fire from behind by DeCastro…Foote…agree to age, same thing happened to Ray Lewis…LSH…it happens…grass field, it does make you wonder more about that…I don’t remember if M’Hall was at home or not when he blew out his knee.

    Fortunate the DIV went 0 fer yesterday…None of these losses should mean a non-playoff year.

  • treeher

    There is no way … repeat, no way … that this team makes the playoffs. I was praying for an injury-free OL and our 1st rounder puts our other 1st rounder and Pro Bowler out for the season. I mean, even our kicker injured himself. If it was a movie, it would be labeled Fantasy.


    I still think they can, not saying they will…If they don’t then, you’re right Tomlin & Colbert will be (should be) looking for work.