By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers will be without Bud Dupree for the rest of the season.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the linebacker tore his ACL.
Sources confirm Bud Dupree has torn ACL and will miss rest of season
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) December 3, 2020
Dupree left Wednesday’s game against the Ravens with an injury. The linebacker exited the game in the fourth quarter, went to the locker room, and did not return.
The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Aditi Kinkhabwala reported that initial tests indicated a torn ACL for Dupree.
“Tests coming to confirm but the team expects him to be lost for the reason,” Garafolo said on Twitter.
Initial tests on #Steelers LB Bud Dupree indicate a torn ACL, sources tell me and @AKinkhabwala. Tests coming to confirm but the team expects him to be lost for the reason. Crushing for the team and Dupree, who is playing on the franchise tag and is slated to be a free agent.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 3, 2020
Dupree’s teammates, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and cornerback Mike Hilton, took to Twitter and sent their well-wishes.
Prayers up @Bud_Dupree 🙏 🙏. Wishes for a speedy & full recovery! — Ben.
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) December 3, 2020
Love You Bro! 🙏🏾 We Got You @Bud_Dupree
— Mike Hilton (@MikeHilton_28) December 3, 2020
Love you bro 🖤 @Bud_Dupree
— Jaylen Samuels (@JaySam1k) December 3, 2020
Prayers up brudda 🙏🏾🙏🏾 @Bud_Dupree
— Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (@Love_Ola_9) December 3, 2020
🙏🏽🙏🏽 prayers up big bro @Bud_Dupree
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) December 3, 2020
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