Steelers may have lost Zach Banner for the year with ACL tear

Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting right tackle Zach Banner may be lost for the rest of the 2020 campaign. 

While the Pittsburgh Steelers took down the New York Giants in some Monday Night Football action in Week 1, it wasn’t all good news for veteran head coach Mike Tomlin and the organization after the victory.

That’s because starting right tackle Zach Banner went down in the middle of the game and was carted off the field with a serious knee injury. Now, things have gone from bad to worse, with the team fearing that the offensive lineman has torn his ACL and will be out for the rest of the season.

Zach Banner exited Monday’s game against the Giants with his knee injury and likely won’t be able to play again in 2020

From the sidelines, you could see just how much pain Banner was in and that he himself knew things were more on the serious side. It’s an unfortunate injury for the 6-foot-8, 360-pound lineman as well.

He’s in his second season with the Steelers and worked like a mad man to earn his starting spot. Now, he’ll have to wait until next year to try and help Pittsburgh go on a postseason run once the MRI confirms his torn ACL. You could tell just how heartbroken he was, as Banner had tears rolling down his face as he was being carted off the field.

Pittsburgh was able to take down New York to get the season started on the right foot, but this latest update on Banner is sure to bring plenty of pain to the locker room. Banner indeed had worked so hard to get his career back on the right track, but saw his 2020 snatched away from him in the blink of an eye.

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