The Pittsburgh Steelers improved their preseason record to 3-1 last night at the expense of the Carolina Panthers, but the victory came at an awful price.
For a second straight game, the Steelers lost another top draft pick to a serious knee injury when third round draft pick Sean Spence went down while struggling to make a play. Spence had been having a strong game, and looked to see playing time in ailing linebacking corps with Stevenson Sylvester, James Harrison, and Jason Worilds all in various stages of recovery from injury.
Reports differ as to how serious Spence’s injury is, but by all account he will likely go on injured reserve, ending his season.
Sean Spence Not Alone?
Unfortunately, Sean Spence is not alone on the injured list, as Courtney Brown left the game with an knee injury and Robert Golden also was reported to have a hamstring injury, per Mike Tomlin’s post game press conference.
Cut Down Day is Here
The Steelers must trim their roster to 53 men today. Coaches may protest to the contrary, but today’s final choices may just as likely come down to a question of “Who is healthier” as opposed to “Who is moree talented.”