Terrel Bernard receives positive update after being carted off with injury vs. Steelers


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Bills starting middle linebacker Terrel Bernard was carted off the field after twisting his right ankle early in the second half of Buffalo’s AFC wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday.

Bernard was hurt while tackling receiver Diontae Johnson from behind and appeared to twist his ankle while tumbling to the turf.

Thankfully, it appears the second-year linebacker avoided a major injury. After undergoing X-rays, doctors said Bernard has what is believed to be an ankle sprain, according to NFL insider Ian Rapaport.

Bernard has had a stellar season after taking over the starting job after Buffalo lost Tremaine Edmunds in free agency in March.

The injury thins an already depleted position. Starter Tyrel Dodson did not play due to a shoulder injury, and backup Baylon Spector was sidelined by a back injury in the first half of Monday's game.