By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Steelers defensive lineman Tyson Alualu was placed on the reserve/injured list on Monday after suffering a fractured ankle during Sunday’s loss to the Raiders.READ MORE: Costco Raises Minimum Wage To $17 An Hour
He was injured in the first defensive series of the game and didn’t return.
Multiple outlets report that Alualu won’t 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’s expected to be out for the rest of the season.
Tyson Alualu will be out an extended length of time with an ankle fracture @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) September 19, 2021
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Tyson Alualu having surgery tomorrow for fractured ankle and expected to miss remainder of season.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 19, 2021
Defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster with Alualu now out.
Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport reports Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt, who injured his groin during the first half of the game, has a chance to play this Sunday. Rapoport says it’s a good sign that it’s not a major injury.
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#Steelers LB TJ Watt, knocked out with a groin injury, has a chance to play this Sunday, I’m told. A good sign that — regardless of if he plays or not — it’s not a major injury.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2021
And per the NFL Network, Diontae Johnson was not seriously injured when he hurt his knee at the end of the game.
Per #NFLNetwork Diontae Johnson injury not supposed to be serious
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) September 20, 2021