The Pittsburgh Steelers just can't win right now. With seemingly half of the team battling injuries and/or illnesses in the days leading up to their AFC Wild Card showdown with the Denver Broncos, the team was dealt another blow early this morning when their running backs coach Kirby Wilson was reportedly burned very badly in a house fire and rushed to the hospital. According to one of Wilson's neighbors, the assistant coach didn't look good when he emerged from his Pittsburgh home in the middle of the night as firefighters tried to get the blaze under control.
"About 2:45 a.m., I was awoken by a number of pounding on doors," Wilson's neighbor David Sebesta told local TV station WPXI. "Looked out my window, and there was policemen, about five or six, going down this row of houses, waking people up. I could smell burning. Fire trucks came and pulled a man out, looked like he was pretty badly burned, and carted him off to a hospital."
Keep this guy in your prayers. The Steelers can ill afford anymore bad news right now.
[via Sports Illustrated]
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