Steelers RB Coach Kirby Wilson Has Started Physical Rehabilitation

The Pittsburgh Steelers have updated the status of running backs coach Kirby Wilson on Wednesday afternoon via a short statement on behalf of the family of Wilson. The Statement reads, “Mr. Wilson remains in serious condition in the Trauma Burn Center at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. His status is stable, and he has started his physical rehabilitation. The Wilson family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.”

Wilson reportedly suffered burns over 45 percent of his body in an early morning fire at his house in suburban Pittsburgh back on January 7th. He was initially placed in a medically induced coma to start his recovery and help with the pain. Lance Zierlein, son of former Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein, tweeted on Tuesday that his father told him that Wilson is sitting up, watching ESPN & progressing well.

This is certainly great news and we hope and pray that Coach Wilson continues to improve from this horrific accident.

  • Tom

    Wasn’t he next in line for the Offense Coordinator job at one point? I wonder if he would be rehabbed enough by the middle of this year to secure the job?

  • Dave

    I’m glad to see he is beginning his recovery and doing better, but in response to Tom – I really doubt he will be ready for the rigors of being an NFL coach, working 60-70-80 hours a week any time soon..
    I think the Steelers will need to add someone to the offensive staff at least on an interim basis.

  • Gabe

    Glad that Coach Wilson is getting better, but the seriousness of this is that his rehab is going to take awhile. I see a lot of shifting in the front office as far as personnel. It’s a wait and see sort of thing.