The Steelers announced during the 1st quarter that Alualu sustained a right ankle injury.

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.

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.

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.

This article was first published 1:28 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2021.