Pittsburgh Steelers LB Devin Bush Out for Season with ACL Tear

Steelers' Devin Bush (55) in 2019. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/Shutterstock (10489387fj)

The Pittsburgh Steelers remain undefeated this season, but they suffered a big loss on defense this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

According to reports, their talented inside linebacker Devin Bush suffered a torn ACL during the game and will need to have season-ending surgery.

Despite the terrible news, the Steelers still have one of the deepest and most dominant defenses in the league, which they proved again this Sunday by blowing out the Browns 38-7. The Steelers are now 5-0 on the season.

Bush’s injury occurred right before the end of the first half after he hit Browns running back D’Ernest Johnson while defending a pass that went incomplete.

The Steelers are trusting third-year player Robert Spillane to take Bush’s place. Spillane was mostly used as a special teams player before Bush went down with the injury.

Bush was the Steeler’s first-round pick in 2019, taken 10th overall. He has started 19 of the 20 games that he has played with the Steelers. Bush tallied 109 tackles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns in his break-through rookie season.

The versatile linebacker had 21 tackles during the first four games of this season.