Latrobe, PA – Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Baron Batch tore his ACL during Wednesday's practice.
Batch, the team's seventh-round draft choice, was cutting on the artificial turf field when he suffered the injury. He was taken off the field on a cart.
"Friday I was supposed to play my first NFL game. That won't happen," Batch said on his personal blog. "Today I tore my ACL. I'm not sure why I'm writing about this right now except for the fact that God put it on my heart to do so."
Batch finished his collegiate career at Texas Tech as the school's eighth- ranked all-time leader in rushing with 2,501 yards.