Steelers lose FB for year with ACL tear-- Fri Aug 10 12:50 pm --
David Johnson suffers serious knee injury in preseason game
The Pittsburgh Steelers soon will be in the market for a new lead blocker out of the backfield. Starting fullback David Johnson suffered what coach Mike Tomlin called a "significant knee injury" during the first quarter of the Steelers' 24-23 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Johnson tore his anterior cruciate ligament and is lost for the season. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:The early prognosis for the Steelers running game in 2012 wasn't good, and the loss of Johnson's run blocking abilities should knock projected starting running back Isaac Redman's fantasy value down another peg.