Steelers linebacker Devin Bush has begun his long rehabilitation after tearing his ACL during a Steelers 38-7 win against the Cleveland Browns two weeks ago.
In an Instagram story, Bush is seen, in a boot, in a machine that slowly lifts and lowers his leg.
Standard recovery from ACL surgery is nine months but can range anywhere between eight and 12 months.
Filling in for Bush has been Robert Spillane, who has done a good job filling in so far, recording six tackles after Bush left the Cleveland game and made a big stop on Titans superstar running back Derek Henry last week, preventing him from going into the end zone.
While Spillane may be a new name for Steelers fans, his teammates have known about how hard he works for a while now.
Spillane remains confident and said after the Titans game, as long as he does his job, with so much talent around him, he’ll be fine.
Things will be a little different for Spillane on Sunday against Baltimore though.
With reserve linebacker Ulysees Gilbert out with a knee injury, Spillane will get help from inside linebacker Marcus Allen and if cornerback Mike Hilton, who is questionable, is able to play, he’ll also get help from safety Terrell Edmunds who has taken on more of a hybrid linebacker roll lately.