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.
Steelers’ LB Devin Bush tore his ACL today and will require season-ending surgery, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2020
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.
First, Mike Tomlin calls Devin Bush's knee injury "significant." Now Ben Roethlisberger opens his comments by sending his "thoughts and prayers" to the second-year linebacker. Not promising.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) October 18, 2020
Tight end Eric Ebron took to Twitter to send his thoughts before reports of the ACL tear.
praying for my brother Devin Bush he is the ultimate competitor and doesn’t get enough credit for how well he plays! #DBUSHMYBRUDDA— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) October 18, 2020
Bush key to Steelers defense
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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