December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) runs after a pass reception as Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Chris Crocker (rear) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers expect Heath Miller to return in 'a month or so'

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller has been going through a lengthy recovery from a torn ACL that he suffered at the end of last season, but it looks like the team’s No. 1 tight end could be returning in a matter of weeks.

While Miller is not ready to start in the season-opener for the team, the Steelers expect to see him back on the field in a rough timetable of a month.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Miller is due back in a month or so after completing his recovery from offseason knee surgery. Until then, the Steelers will scramble for production at the position. Spaeth is out indefinitely with a foot injury, leaving the position in the hands of Johnson, who is coming off ACL surgery, along with the youngster Paulson and journeyman Palmer. The Steelers won’t be getting 81 catches and 10 touchdowns from the position this year.

The Steelers have been hit hard with injuries at the position — Miller’s primary back up Matt Spaeth is dealing with a Lisfranc injury — so the team will be thrilled when they get their top tight end back and helping the team emerge as the top team in the AFC North.

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