Found December 06, 2011 on Bleed Black & Gold:

The Steelers will place Chris Hoke on injured reserve for the season.  Hoke is going to have neck surgery to repair an injury first classified as a stinger.  The injury occured against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Hoke is 35 years old.  There is a chance that his NFL career is over.  Hoke was a great back up for the Steelers for many years.  He was invaluable at times when Casey Hampton went down.  Hoke will be the second Steeler to be placed on IR this season with Neck Surgery as Aaron Smith was earlier in the season.


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