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Steelers QB Kenny Pickett Undergoes Surgery For High-Ankle Sprain

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett underwent a “tightrope” procedure on Monday morning for a high-ankle sprain suffered during Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Pickett will be out for Thursday night's game against New England and will likely miss more time than that.

Backup Mitchell Trubisky will start, with Mason Rudolph as the backup.

Pickett suffered the injury midway through the second quarter when he scrambled for a 2-yard gain near the goal line. Pickett went back into the game and re-aggravated the injury, coach Mike Tomlin said.

This is now the fifth time in Pickett's young career he has missed a start or been replaced in a game due to injury.

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The Steelers are 7-5 on the season and have the top wild-card spot in the AFC.