Source: Steelers RB Mendenhall out for playoffs

Updated: January 2, 2012, 7:15 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' potentially long road through the AFC playoffs won't include running back Rashard Mendenhall

A person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press that Mendenhall tore the ACL in his right knee in Sunday's 13-9 win in Cleveland and will require surgery, knocking him out of the postseason. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an official comment on Mendenhall's status.

Mendenhall sustained the injury late ...

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