Kenny Pickett, the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be out for at least two games.
During Sunday’s Arizona Cardinals game loss, Pickett sustained an injury. Pickett dived for the end zone in the second quarter. He was hit during the play and hobbled to his feet. Mitch Trubisky took Pickett’s place when he left the field to the sidelines.
Following the game, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided information on the injury.
According to sources, Kenny Pickett will undergo surgery on his damaged ankle on Monday and is anticipated to miss two to four weeks of work, Dulac tweeted.
In a way, Pickett’s season has mirrored his team’s.
Pickett’s individual numbers are far from overwhelming. He’s concluded 62% of his passes for 2,070 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. But even after Sunday’s upset loss to the Cardinals, the Steelers are 7-5 under Pickett, who’s started every game of the season.
Trubisky, meanwhile, has played sparingly on the season. Sunday’s game marked his third appearance of the season for the Steelers. All told, he’s 29-for-49 with 273 passing yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. On Sunday against the Cardinals, Trubisky was 11-for-17 for 117 yards with one touchdown and no picks.
The Baltimore Ravens are leading the AFC North and are two games ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although Pittsburgh has defeated Baltimore head-to-head, a rematch is scheduled for Week 18. In addition, the first of the three AFC Wild Card berths is presently held by the Steelers. However, that advantage is tenuous because the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos are all 6-6, while the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Cleveland Browns are all 7-5.