By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers have placed offensive lineman Zach Banner on injured reserve.
The right tackle had to be helped off the field during Monday’s game against the New York Giants after suffering a knee injury. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports the initial diagnosis for Banner is a torn ACL, which is a season-ending injury.
The initial diagnosis for #Steelers RT Zach Banner is a torn ACL, source said.
Banner’s face told the story. He’ll have an MRI to confirm the season-ending injury.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2020
Banner won the starting right tackle job this summer. The Steelers also signed offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, who was drafted by the Steelers in 2016.
Steelers place Zach Banner on IR and sign OL Jerald Hawkins. Hawkins was originally drafted by the Steelers in the 4th round in 2016 @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) September 16, 2020