Steelers lose two starters to injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost starting center Maurkice Pouncey and starting linebacker Larry Foote to injuries on Sunday, and both may be out for the season.
Pouncey has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, and he will have surgery.
Pouncey was sent to a hospital after leaving Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans in the first quarter. He was injured after teammate David DeCastro, a guard, accidently dove into Pouncey's right leg while blocking a defender. Pouncey was carted off the field.
Kelvin Beachum, who can back up each offensive line position, filled in for Pouncey.
Foote suffered a ruptured biceps.
Doctors have not determined for certain how long Pouncey and Foote will be out. But when coach Mike Tomlin was asked whether both are season-ending injuries, he said, according to ProFootballTalk.com, "I would assume so."