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Stevenson Sylvester Injury: Steelers Linebacker Out After Tearing MCL

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester will miss three to four weeks after tearing the MCL in his left knee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday. Sylvester was scheduled to be a backup at inside linebacker for the Steelers, and the length of recovery time means the injury will cause him to miss a portion of the regular season.

The third-year veteran out of Utah has seen limited time in his first two seasons with the Steelers. In 31 total games, he has logged one start and has recorded 21 total tackles while forcing two fumbles.

The Steelers have already been hurt by injury at linebacker during the offseason. Pro-Bowler James Harrison has missed all of training camp and will likely miss games early in the schedule.

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