The Steelers’ best player is done for the season, and his next season may also be in jeopardy. Tight end Heath Miller reportedly has a torn ACL, MCL, and possibly a torn PCL – that’s al three ligaments – in his right knee. He suffered the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.
Miller will need surgery and extensive rehab. The reports vary, some not including the anterior cruciate ligament, which is the outside ligament. He finished the season with 71 catches for a career-high 816 yards with eight touchdowns.
The Steelers return to practice today to get ready for the season finale with the Browns on Sunday, with Pittsburgh hoping to get to .500 with a win.
In other injury news, running back Barron Batch had surgery Monday to repair a broken arm suffered Sunday.
In other NFL news, Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano wil return to the sideline Sunday to coach the team in its final regular season game. Pagano has not coached since Week Three of the season because of treatments for leukemia. In his absence, former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians led the Colts to nine wins and a playoff berth.