The Steelers placed Bud Dupree on the injured reserve list over the weekend with a “core muscle injury” and today he had a successful surgery on said injury.
The former Wildcat shared a post-surgery photo with the caption: “GOD got me!! Surgery was a success thanks for all the prayers…Now it’s on to the road to recovery!”
Dupree will have to miss at least the first eight games of the season due to his IR status. He can begin practicing in Week 6, per NFL rules, assuming he is healthy enough to do so.
A report earlier in the week said Dupree could miss the entire season if the injury required surgery. Mike Tomlin said he hopes to have him back in uniform in 2016.