Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was involved in a concerning scene during the third quarter of the Week 4 matchup with the Texans. On 4th and 1, Pickett attempted to evade pressure and was instead wrapped up and brought down, immediately grabbing for his knee.
Multiple additional angles of the video, and still shots of the play and Pickett after the play came to light shortly after, and it was apparent the quarterback was in serious pain.
As seen in the video below at the very end Pickett went down and appeared to quickly reach for his knee area.
Kenny Pickett's pocket movement is awful. He sacks himself or drifts into defenders way too often, just like in college.— Ian Valentino (@NFLDraftStudy) October 1, 2023
He ends up getting hurt on a 4th and 1 stop, unfortunately. pic.twitter.com/AjWrYEktWr
Here’s another angle on the play and injury to Pickett below, which again points to the concern of a potential knee injury.
Kenny Pickett with left knee injury. Will not return. Isolated MCL vs ACL/MCL. If MCL alone will likely miss four weeks. pic.twitter.com/fjHvu8Y187— Dr. Mark Adickes (@jocktodoc) October 1, 2023
Pickett remained down and the photo below shows the viewpoint of trainers on the field with the Pittsburgh quarterback after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury.
This is not good: Steelers QB Kenny Pickett went down on the field with a knee injury.— Arye Pulli (@AryePulli) October 1, 2023
He was helped off. Didn’t put much weight on it. pic.twitter.com/ualHBlfWNs
In an update shortly after, Pickett was ruled out for the remainder of game with a knee injury, as ESPN’s Brooke Pryor reported.
Pickett (knee) is OUT for the rest of the game.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 1, 2023
He's out of the medical tent, walking slowly but with his helmet still on. He's heading to the tunnel.