Report: Shaun Suisham tears his ACL

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

Shaun Suisham will have surgery on his left knee this week and the Steelers will go shopping for another kicker.

Suisham has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and cartilage damage, and the team will almost surely place him on injured reserve, ending his season. The 10-year veteran was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half Sunday night’s first preseason game in Canton, Ohio, won by the Minnesota Vikings, 14-3.

Fantasy Impact: 

The report confirms an article we had from earlier this morning. The 33-year-old has been Pittsburgh's everyday kicker since 2010 and signed a four-year deal last August.Though a kicker seems replaceable, the position has become more specialized over the years. Suisham's directional kicking and experience kicking at the always-dangerous Heinz Field are hard to replace, an earlier report had. In the Steelers potentially high-scoring offense, Suisham was a guy to target in drafts. We'll keep you updated as the Steelers will have to sign a replacement who will definitely be on the fantasy radar.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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