According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon may have suffered a broken left ankle in the win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns. If indeed that is the case, McLendon would be out for the remainder of the season.
Losing McLendon would result in Al Woods taking over as the starter at nose tackle. He would be backed up by Hebron Fangupo, who due to McLendon’s injury on Sunday, saw his first playing time of the year on defense.
The Steelers also were without defensive end Brett Keisel on Sunday as he missed a second consecutive game with a foot injury.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will update McLendon’s status on Monday during his noon eastern press conference.
McLendon signed a three-year, $7.25 million contract during the offseason.
UPDATE: Jason La Canfora reports Sunday night that McLendon is expected to miss a few weeks, but overall the prognosis is positive and not as bas as first feared.