Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels will be out approximately one month after having his knee scoped yesterday, head coach Mike Tomlin announced today.
Samuels injured his knee in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. His absence will be felt in a multitude of ways.
The second-year pro has been a versatile asset for Pittsburgh this season. He has most recently been deployed as a Wildcat quarterback throughout games.
In five contests, Samuels rushed 18 times for 50 yards and a touchdown, hauled in 13 receptions for 83 yards and connected on 4-of-5 passes for 35 yards and an interception.
Coach Tomlin said Jaylen Samuels had his knee scoped yesterday and will be out for about a month.
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Pittsburgh is 1-4 on the season and two games out of first place in the AFC North. Injuries have crippled the team, particularly at the quarterback position.
Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season, and Mason Rudolph suffered a frightening concussion on Sunday. He was replaced by rookie free agent Devlin Hodges.
Pittsburgh will face the Los Angeles Chargers at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday night on NBC.