Posted September 08, 2013

Report: Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling has torn ACL

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Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Titans. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his ACL in Sunday’s loss to the Titans. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

A bad injury day for the Pittsburgh Steelers got worse on Sunday night, as the team learned that running back LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his ACL, Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported. He is likely out for the season.

In all, the Steelers lost Stephens-Howling, center Maurkice Pouncey, and linebacker Larry Foote to season-ending injuries in their Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Pouncey suffered a torn ACL and torn MCL, injuries that will require surgery and end Pouncey’s season. Foote, meanwhile, ruptured his biceps. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he expects both players to miss the remainder of the season.

Stephens-Howling had six carries for 19 yards before exiting, and he still finished as the Steelers’ leading rusher in an anemic offensive day. The Steelers were expecting Stephens-Howling to play a big role in their offense and, especially, on special teams as a kick returner. The Steelers are already dealing with an injury to rookie running back Le’Veon Bell, who was inactive on Sunday with a sprained foot.

 


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tlm773458
tlm773458

This is going to be a VERY long season for fans of the Black & Gold.  First we have to deal with these injuries and a poor production at RB, which hasn't really been all that good since Jerome Bettis retired, and on top of that you have an idiot for an OC in Todd Haley.  Is it me or has the team's offensive production steadily declined since Haley was hired?