Steelers RB Coach Kirby Wilson Badly Burned In House Fire
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was badly burned in a house fire in Seven Fields, Butler County according to WPXI TV. He was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital and there is no word on his condition. The house fire reportedly started shortly before 3 a.m. on Friday.
Wilson was hired on Jan. 29, 2007, came to Pittsburgh with 19 years of coaching experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. He previously coached for the Arizona Cardinals (2004-06) after spending two seasons as running backs coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-03).
Thoughts and prayers are with Wilson and the family
A statement by Steelers President Art Rooney II on Kirby Wilson
First and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with Kirby and his entire family. We are saddened to hear about this unfortunate situation but we know that he has the best medical care in the country treating him. The entire organization is praying for Kirby to have a full recovery and we will be by his side through this difficult time.
UPDATE: According to Gerry Dulac on Twitter, Wilson has burns on 30 to 50 percent of his body per a team source. Kirby is in serious condition, but the burns are not life-threatening. He is currently in a medically induced coma.