Steelers K Shaun Suisham To Undergo Knee Surgery, PIT In Market For New Kicker

     

Update:

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers K Shaun Suisham will undergo surgery on his left knee this week and the expectation is that he will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Bouchette adds that the Steelers will likely be in the market for a new kicker and suggests Billy Cundiff, Shayne Graham and Jay Feely as potential options that could be considered.

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Ian Rapoport reports that Steelers K Shaun Suisham has told people the belief is that he sustained a torn ACL.

Suisham will still undergo an MRI Monday, but it sounds like this could be a potentially season-ending injury for the Steelers kicker.

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin told reporters after Sunday night’s loss to the Vikings that K Shaun Suisham sustained a “potentially significant” left knee injury, per Ed Bouchette.

Suisham was attempting to make a tackle during the Hall of Fame game when he suffered the knee injury.

Losing Suisham for any period of time would be significant for the Steelers, as he’s coming off of a solid 2014 season.

Suisham, 33, signed a four-year contract extension last August and stands to make a base salary of $2.595 million for the 2015 season.

In 2014, Suisham converted 29 of 32 field goal attempts with only miss under 50 yards. He added 32 touchbacks and didn’t miss an extra point. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 52 kicker out of 57 qualifying players.

 

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