Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron was recently cleared of any organ damage after he took a vicious hit to the back in their Week 15 tilt against the Cincinnati Bengals, per NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero. The former North Carolina standout will have a short recovery time in a bid to make it on time for their Week 16 encounter against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Ebron suffered the injury in the second quarter against the Bengals where he eventually headed to the locker room and failed to return in the game. He finished Week 16 without tallying any significant tally in the stat sheet.

His production was greatly missed by the Steelers as they finished the first half with a scoreless output. However, they managed to come back better in the second half with wide receiver Diontae Johnson who snagged 59 yards on eight receptions and a scored touchdown.

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Rookie wideout Chase Claypool also generated 54 yards on three receptions while running back Benny Snell led the rushing game with 84 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown for the Steelers.

Despite the production from their players, the Steelers failed to mount a successful comeback and ultimately fell on a 27-17 decision. The loss dropped the Steelers to an 11-3 record for the pole position in the AFC North.

After suffering three consecutive losses, the Steelers would want to have any amount of help that they can get as they close the regular season. The team will be back in action on Sunday and will be looking to score a much-needed victory at the expense of the Colts in Week 16.