Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced Monday that tight end Heath Miller will have surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right knee.
Miller sustained the knee injury during Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals that knocked them out of playoff contention. The loss dropped Pittsburgh to 7-8.
"Unfortunately his season comes to an end," Tomlin said. "He has been rock solid for us and we really appreciate his efforts. We understand injuries are a part of the game, but unfortunately it brings his season to a close."
Miller left late in the game with three receptions for 45 yards. He finished the year with 71 catches for 816 yards with eight touchdowns.
It is not known if he will be ready by next year's training camp. He has two years and more than $11 million left on his contract.
Tomlin also said that running back Baron Batch is out after having surgery for a broken arm.