Shaun Suisham May Have Torn ACL

Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham has told people the belief is he tore his ACL, Ian Rapoport of tweets. The kicker will have an MRI done later today to confirm the likely diagnosis.

Suisham, 33, signed a four-year extension with the Steelers last year that takes him through the 2018 season. Across the last five seasons with the Steelers, Suisham has connected on 87.9% of his field goal attempts, though that average was weighed down by a subpar 2011 campaign. Last season, he converted on 90.6% of his field goal tries, missing only one chip shot and two 50 yard+ attempts. From 30-49 yards out, he was a flawless 16-16.

Prior to joining the Steelers in 2010, Suisham spent time with the Cowboys and Washington. For his career, he has converted on 274 out of 276 extra point tries. In the last five years with Pittsburgh, he has never missed a PAT.

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  1. Rory Parks

    Tough break for the Steelers. Suisham had really come into his own in recent years, and to be as accurate as he is while playing half of his games on the Heinz Field sod is especially impressive. Shayne Graham and Jay Feely are the most experienced kickers available, I wonder if Pitt will choose one of them or go for a younger option.

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