By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers nose tackle Tyson Alualu has fractured his ankle.
The Steelers announced during the 1st quarter that Alualu sustained a right ankle injury.
#Steelers NT Tyson Alualu sustained a right ankle injury and will not return to today's game.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) September 19, 2021
He did not return to Sunday’s game, where the Steelers fell to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Multiple outlets report that Alualu will not return for an extended period of time.
Tyson Alualu will be out an extended length of time with an ankle fracture @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) September 19, 2021
Gerry Dulac with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Alualu will be undergoing surgery on Monday and that he is expected to be out for the rest of the season.
Tyson Alualu having surgery tomorrow for fractured ankle and expected to miss remainder of season.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 19, 2021
This article was first published 1:28 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2021.