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Source: Rashard Mendenhall tore ACL

Updated: January 2, 2012, 9:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tests confirmed that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has a torn ACL in his right knee and is out for the season, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Mendenhall sustained the injury late in the first quarter while getting tackled following a 5-yard gain. The team's leading rusher clutched the knee immediately and had to be helped off the field. He was on crutches following the game and coach Mike Tomlin indicated Mendenhall would at least miss this weekend's ...

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