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Steelers QB Kenny Pickett will be out for an ‘extended period’

Steelers QB Kenny Pickett dealing with an ankle injury in Week 13. Here are the latest updates and fantasy football impact.

Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Acrisure Stadium on December 03, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13 of the NFL season. The Steelers were driving down the field in the first half and quarterback Kenny Pickett kept it himself and tried to run into the endzone. He was hit both in the helmet and was tackled awkwardly from behind. Pickett stayed down but was eventually able to limp off.

The Steelers turned to Mitch Trubisky under center and were stopped on the goal line. Arizona has the ball back, which will give Pickett some time to get checked out on the sideline.

Pickett was 8-of-11 for 75 yards before getting hurt. He also had three carries for an additional three yards.

Kenny Pickett injury updates

Post-game update: Early news on Pickett’s ankle injury doesn’t look good, as he will be out “an extended period,” per Gerry Dulac. Mitch Trubisky will be the starter moving forward most-likely. Mason Rudolph might have a shot, but Trubisky has been the clear backup all season.

Update: Pickett has been ruled OUT for the remainder of the game. Trubisky will take over under center coming out of halftime.

Update: Pickett has been diagnosed with an ankle injury.

Update: Pickett has gone to the locker room, per ESPN’s Brooke Pryor.

Update: Pickett is getting checked out in the blue medical tent.