Found August 30, 2012 on
It’s something that nobody wants to see, it’s what you dread as a coach and what makes you cringe as a fan. In the Steelers preseason win, 17-16, over the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field, both rookie Sean Spence and 2nd year CB Curtis Brown left the game with knee injuries.
Curtis Brown went out in the first half and did not return. The official word was a knee injury and no other update available even after the game. If Brown is out for any length of time his loss will be felt in the secondary but also on special teams, where Brown has been solid all preseason.
The most extreme injury was rookie LB Sean Spence out of Miami. All I can say is that knees just don’t bend that way and hyper extended is an understatement to say the least. Spence was coming into the backfield on a pass rush in the 3rd quarter, got his left leg caught in the turf and as he was bent in half forward hitting the ground his leg stuck and went the opposite direction.
He was on the ground for several minute...
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Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Sean Spence has been carted off with what looks like a serious left leg or knee injury late in the third quarter of the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
Spence stayed on the ground in pain after his leg caught in the torn up turf of Heinz Field. The team doctors put an air cast on his leg prior to him being carted off. The injury...
The news is exactly what we all feared it would be as Gerry Dulac of Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Friday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Sean Spence tore multiple ligaments in his left knee and as result he will miss the entire 2012 season.
Spence suffered the injury late in the third quarter...
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Sean Spence left tonight’s preseason finale with a nasty looking leg injury.
“For the second consecutive preseason game, the Steelers have lost one of their draft picks to an ugly leg injury.
“In tonight’s preseason finale, linebacker Sean Spence, the Steelers’ third-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, was carted off the field...
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed rookie linebacker Sean Spence on season ending injured reserve after tearing multiple ligaments in his knee during last night’s preseason finale.
Steelers placed rookie LB Sean Spence on injured reserve and released veteran lineman Trai Essex.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 31, 2012
No team in the National Football League is immune from injury. The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly are not as they have now seen two of their top four draft picks go down in less than a week with serious injuries. The fact is that under the current system of four pre-season games, guys are going to get hurt and some more seriously than others.
David DeCastro’s injury was surgically...
Pittsburgh Steelers have been a bit unlucky when it comes to their draft picks this preseason. First round pick guard David DeCastro went down a week ago with a knee injury and now third round pick linebacker Sean Spence has went down with one too.
Spence a rookie out of the University of Miami was carted off the field. His leg had landed awkwardly underneath him when he was...
Season 3, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and start by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers, and more specifically, the devastating injury suffered by rookie linebacker Sean Spence, and discuss what effect it has on the roster moving forward. We also discuss the other injuries in the game suffered...
Final cutdowns for all NFL teams were due by 9pm EST on Friday. The Steelers spent the day going over all the possibilities before announcing their cuts this afternoon. Among the interesting moves, they will go with 4 WR's and 3 QB's. There was wide speculation that they may go with 5 receivers but David Gilreath, Derrick Williams and the others were all cut today.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed 8 players to the practice squad on Saturday and now we will look at each a little more in depth and which ones might possibly have a chance to contribute in the future.
S Damon Cromartie-Smith - Cromartie-Smith is back again on the practice squad and is mostly regarded as a strong safety type. Robert Golden made the 53 due to the fact that he is more...