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Source: Rashard Mendenhall to get MRI

Updated: January 2, 2012, 1:01 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CLEVELAND -- The Pittsburgh Steelers fear starting running back Rashard Mendenhall tore the ACL in his right knee during Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cleveland Browns, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Mendenhall was scheduled to undergo an MRI later Sunday to confirm the diagnosis.

"It's not good, of course, when a guy goes down in open grass and is not touched by anyone," coach Mike Tomlin said. "Experience tells me that, in general, that's not good."

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