Steelers LB Sean Spence Suffered A PCL Injury To Right Knee


The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 31-21 to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road Thursday night and they suffered a few injuries in their third preseason game in addition.

According to head coach Mike Tomlin, linebacker Sean Spence (knee) suffered a PCL injury to his right knee. Linebacker Jason Worilds (knee) also suffered a right knee injury during the game and defensive end Cameron Heyward (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain.

Tomlin didn’t not go into any detail of the knee injuries suffered by both Spence and Worilds and both will be evaluated when the team returns home to Pittsburgh.

  • Rosco

    Talk about a 180 on our hopes this season

  • Ryan Roberts

    when did they go down?

  • Roberto Vaquero Bazán

    Its official Worilds is Injury prone

  • steeltown

    Great. Three of our best players hurt during a terrible performance.

  • pat

    I pray nothing major with Spence

  • ApexSteel

    It’s more than likely a bruise. He took a helmet to his knee. Chill on that.

  • Steelers12328882

    It’s like the ’98-’00 seasons all over again. It loos bad now, but remember what happened after that decline.

  • Dave Clifton

    Spense sure needs a break from the darn injuries, I hope its not a deal breaker for him – he has worked so very hard. Prayers out to him.

  • walter mason

    Harrison is still available if needed

  • sweetleb

    scouting shake up needed,too zone block you need zone blockers not, plus 325lbs lineman. also I think the spread offense have the 3-4 def. figured out. the steelers will win 9 or 10 games this year but lose to elite offenses every time. my milk carton awards go to j.jones , steve macclendon and justin brown.

  • Louis Goetz

    I just went back and watched the second half and I didn’t see either injury, but Worilds was seen jogging on the sideline after leaving the game. Spence’s injury was reported here when the Steelers were down 24-0 in the second half. The Eagles only had the ball for one series when that was the score and Timmons and Shazier were both in the game on every play. So it had to have happened during a special teams play, but nothing was announced or shown on NFL Network’s coverage. The good news, if there is any, is that it was Spence’s right knee, which isn’t the one previously injured. Hopefully it’s only a grade I or II injury and nothing worse.

  • William Weaver

    Now that Jason has had a knee scare (hope just a scare), now is the time to lock him up at a lower number!

  • Steelers@2010

    I agree; Worilds knew what he was doing, you see how long it took him to sign that offer sheet this past spring. No way in the world was anybody else going to pay him that kind of money.

  • Steelers@2010

    Dude, get over Harrison, the Steelers already made one mistake by bringing back the Diesel. Those guys can’t play forever, time to move on, take the bumps and bruises associated with playing younger guys. It will eventually get better.

  • Steelers@2010

    No, the time is for the scouting department to seek and find some quality O/L that can run block as well as pass block consistently. It’s time the organization stop drafting scrubs thinking they is all they need due to a superior front seven (Which they don’t have at the moment). Time to once again be firm against players that disrespect the team name and what all it stands for. Time to draft a decent back-up QB worth something.

  • WIINGY

    Spence can’t catch a break. Feel for the guy. Get back!

  • Did you just say No way in the Woirlds?

  • Louis Goetz

    During the kickoff at the end of the 1st half after the Eagles scored the FG that put them up 17-0, Spence got hip-tossed while blocking by Chris Maragos (#42) and his right foot appears to stick to the turf while he went around . The NFL Network broadcast immediately cut to LA after the play was over. When they came back to the game, the Steelers were already on offense. Spence apparently got called for holding on the play as well. He wasn’t in on the kickoff to start the second half, or after the Eagles TD to go up 24-0. So that last 1st half kickoff is apparently where he got hurt.

  • Jacque Strappe

    Perhaps Keisel was a mistake. But let’s not pretend that the DLine is anything but porous. Mclendon out of position and plays nose like a saloon door. We have a rookie, who IMO is the best we’ve got on the left side. We have Heyward who has looked average to poor this entire preseason (and I don’t expect that to continue, but I digress) and let’s analyze what’s behind them.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    I do think you make a good point that spread offenses have figured out how to beat LeBeau’s style of 3-4 defense.

    You cannot play 10 yards off the WR and “hope” they make a mistake. You have to force them into mistakes.

    The fact is our players just aren’t elite right now. Maybe eventually the will get better but right now we are not beating our opponents one on one. Our front seven rarely gets pressure. Our defenders don’t shed blocks consistently. We are getting “faster” but we are not “making plays”.

  • BFB

    It is two players Rosco. Stay calm. If ether were significant we would know by now.

  • BFB

    Just as you seem to be knee jerk reaction prone. It is official!

  • BFB

    Send in an application. Maybe they are hiring “experts”.

  • Rosco

    You’re right! But with the Bell and Blount situation and then Thursdays game, how can we all not be in the dumps? I guess its because I drafted Bell in my fantasy team

  • BFB

    That’s the spirit. Go Steelers. We have to deal with injuries every year. Hope neither is serious in this case.

  • Roberto Vaquero Bazán

    Yep, I am….

  • BFB

    Love your sense of humor. Go Steelers!

  • Roberto Vaquero Bazán

    Different opinions but we all bleed Black & Gold!

  • Steelers@2010

    I understand the DL hasn’t played up to standards, but at some point they will have to take some time and allow these young guys to grow.