Hampton, who suffered the injury in the AFC Wild-Card Game loss at Denver, will undergo his third ACL surgery, per the report. It will be his second ACL surgery as a member of the Steelers and the second on his left knee, according to the Post-Gazette.
Hampton, 34, told the Post-Gazette that he would like to play next season. But he could represent one of the "tough decisions" that team president Art Rooney II said the Steelers will face since they are $25 million over the salary cap. Hampton is scheduled to earn $4.8 million next season, but his cap value will be more than $8 million.