Running back Rashard Mendenhall has undergone surgery on his torn ACL in his right knee according to Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette.
Mendenhall was hurt during the regular season finale in Cleveland when he went down in a heap on a five-yard run to the right. Issac Redmen filled in and did an excellent job in the Cleveland game despite a pair of fumbles, and then in the Denver playoff game he went over 100 yards in the OT loss.
Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review reports that Mendenhall may not be offered a contract extension by the Steelers, as he will be entering the 4th year of a five-year deal that he inked back in 2008 as a rookie worth $12.5 million.
This past season Mendenhall ran for 928 yards and 9 touchdowns.