An MRI confirmed that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in the team's win over the Baltimore Ravens, NFL Network reported Thursday.
He will miss the rest of the season.
The noncontact injury occurred in the second half of Wednesday afternoon's game in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers used their franchise tag this season on Dupree, who is earning $15.8 million. He becomes the second Pittsburgh linebacker to be lost to a torn ACL, following Devin Bush, who suffered the injury on Oct. 18 in a game against the Cleveland Browns.
Dupree, 27, emerged as a pass-rushing force last season with 11 1/2 sacks, and he had eight this season. He had two tackles for loss but no sacks on Wednesday.
The Kentucky product is in his sixth season, all with the Steelers, after he was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) in 2015.
In 81 games, 66 starts, he has 39 1/2 sacks, 231 tackles, 54 tackles for loss. He also has one interception, which he brought back for a touchdown in 2018, eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
The Steelers (11-0) are scheduled to host the Washington Football Team on Monday.
--Field Level Media