Report: Initial tests indicate a torn ACL for Bud Dupree

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Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree suffered an injury in Wednesday’s win over Baltimore. The early word isn’t good.

NFL Media reports that initial tests indicate a torn ACL. An MRI will be confirmed to determine the extent of the damage.

In many cases, a torn ACL can preliminarily be determined via physical manipulation of the knee, which will reveal a lack of stability.

Dupree played the 2020 season under the franchise tag. The injury and ensuing rehab, if it’s indeed a torn ACL, will dramatically complicate his looming foray into free agency.

Dupree has eight sacks this season. He had two tackles for loss on Wednesday before suffering the injury.

15 responses to “Report: Initial tests indicate a torn ACL for Bud Dupree

  1. Devastating especially after losing Bush earlier this year. Those are two key LBs.

  2. Tough loss for the Steelers, not to mention they look like the WEAKEST 11-0 team I have ever seen, the Chiefs will smoke these fools..

  3. A significant loss. Without a strong pass rush that Steelers secondary can be had.

  4. That’s too bad. He’s a big part of that defense. Hopefully he heals fully and comes back next year.

  5. Terrible way to go out. Bud is a good defender and will make some lucky team happy next year. Hope he heals up!

  6. elwayneedstoretire says:
    December 2, 2020 at 8:05 pm
    Tough loss for the Steelers, not to mention they look like the WEAKEST 11-0 team I have ever seen, the Chiefs will smoke these fools..

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    The same Chiefs who lost to the Raiders and barely beat Carolina at home?

  7. Well we are going to find out if Highsmith and the guy wearing James Harrison’s number are worth anything.

  8. Welcome to the ACL Club. Please take a number and we will call you. The room is pretty full at the moment.

  9. Injuries suck, but are part of the game. Steelers are good at the next man up mentality. It’s really just the Chiefs and the Steelers in the AFC, yeah Titans and Bills, but both those teams are a step below Pitt and KC and if you don’t think so, you haven’t been paying attention. Add that if anyone can use the disrespect card, it would be them 11-0 is still undefeated until it’s not. Respect.

  10. This team cant win without its great D. If their D becomes only “pretty good” they are basically a 9-7 team….their offense is mediocre at best.

  11. steelercrazy says:
    December 2, 2020 at 8:37 pm
    elwayneedstoretire says:
    December 2, 2020 at 8:05 pm
    Tough loss for the Steelers, not to mention they look like the WEAKEST 11-0 team I have ever seen, the Chiefs will smoke these fools..

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    The same Chiefs who lost to the Raiders and barely beat Carolina at home?

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    Are the Steelers winning a track meet with the Chiefs? Their offense looked like doodoo today against a Baltimore defense missing half it’s team. The Chiefs blasted Baltimore in their house with their whole starting defense. Stop pretending the Steelers haven’t played the biggest cupcake schedule in NFL history so far. You hit the NFC East lottery this year and you’ve feasted on your terribly mediocre division as well. And since you were talking about ALMOST losing to Carolina at home, you gonna pretend the Steelers didn’t ALMOST lose to both the 3-8 Cowboys and the 3-7-1 Eagles this year??? Lol

    You wanna be a rah rah homer that’s fine. But if you’re relying on Big Ben and that broken running game to keep up with Mahomes and the Chiefs offense then I’ve got bad news for you guy.

  12. That sucks for Dupree, guy was playing very well in a contract year. Rough time to be hitting free agency off a serious injury with the cap situation next season.

  13. The same Chiefs who lost to the Raiders and barely beat Carolina at home?
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    So far, the Steelers have won four games against teams with records above .500, as have the Kansas City Chiefs. But two of the Steelers’ wins came against the same Ravens squad it could barely beat when they had 1/2 of a team.

    The Steelers had a hard time with the Giants, Broncos and Cowboys and barely beat the Titans who they will probably face again in the playoffs, this is hardly a “dominating team” not does it look anything like an undefeated juggernaut(like the Pats and Broncos who are only teams in recent memory that I can recall getting to 11-0 at this stage in the season)..

    A HARD fall is coming fast Steeler fans!!

  14. A tough loss for the Steelers, and for Bud Dupree. Not good to see any player, regardless of who they play for, go down with an injury like that. Ironically, that injury may enable the Steelers to re-sign him in FA, as it would appear that he might need to accept a far lesser deal now?
    In any event, Alex Highsmith was their 3rd round pick, and has played very well when given his opportunities. He’s going to get a lot more of them now.

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