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