The Achilles tendon injury suffered by Steelers receiver Limas Sweed on Sunday was a torn Achilles tendon. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sweed underwent surgery on Monday to repair the tendon.
Though the injury occurred in May, it typically knocks an athlete out of action for an extended period of time. The Steelers undoubtedly will place Sweed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, and they’ll ultimately have to decide whether to move him to the active roster or put him on injured reserve. (He also could be released from injured reserve at some point.)
The second-round pick from the 2008 draft is signed through 2011. It could be that he’ll never play for the team again — especially since the Steelers reportedly were close to trading him to the Buccaneers in March.