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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett's knee injury not considered serious

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett's knee injury is reportedly not serious. 

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday that Pickett will "be fine," according to his sources. It is not known if the starting quarterback will miss time, Dulac reported. 

NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Pickett suffered a bone bruise that could "lead to a short-term absence." Rapoport and Garafolo also reported that Pickett could play this week, but that is still to be determined due to the team's Week 6 bye. 

Pickett left in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans after being sacked on fourth down by Jonathan Greenard. Pickett needed help getting to the sideline and was ruled out soon after. 

Before departing, Pickett was 15 for 23 for 114 yards, one interception and no touchdowns. The Steelers (2-2) lost 30-6, ending a two-game winning streak.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin may provide more information about Pickett's injury during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. 

If Pickett is unable to play on Oct. 8 when the Baltimore Ravens come to town, the Steelers will likely turn to Mitch Trubisky, who took over when Pickett left the game against the Texans. He went 3 for 5 for 18 yards.

"We've got to make some changes," Tomlin said after the game. "That was an ugly product we put out there today. We're not going to do the same things and hope for a different outcome. We'll put those changes in place in our preparation this week."  

Kickoff for the Ravens game is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Acrisure Stadium, and you can catch all of the action on KDKA-TV.

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