Source: Steelers OL Jerald Hawkins has quad surgery, headed to IR

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins sustained a torn quad during Wednesday's team workouts, according to a source.

Hawkins, 24, had surgery on Friday and he is set to go on the injured reserve list, a source said.

After practice, several teammates expressed the difficulty of a teammate going down in mid-practice.

"Crappy thing," quarterback Landry Jones said.

Hawkins, a fourth-round pick in 2016, primarily backs up left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and played in five games with one start last season.

This was a big offseason for him to create a steady role along the offensive line. The Steelers drafted tackle Chukwuma Okorafor in the third round in last month's draft.