Steelers LB Sean Spence Will Not Need Surgery On Injured Right Knee

It appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers third-year linebacker Sean Spence has dodged a big bullet as the Miami product is not expected to need surgery on the right knee he injured Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

This is certainly great news as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin would only say after the Thursday night loss that Spence, who has sat out the last two seasons because of a left knee injury suffered during the final preseason game of his rookie season, had an injured PCL.

While Spence will more than likely miss the Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers, hopefully he will be ready to return for the season opener against the Cleveland Browns. At the very least, it looks like he will not be lost for another season.

  • James Miles

    finally some good news

  • AzheDraven

    I would not play him on Thursday. It was 2 years ago, at Heinz Field, vs Panthers he had that injury. I dont like the fact that the injury could happen again on the same game.
    But, if I see that 51 vs the Browns, Ill be happy.

  • Melly

    very happy for him!

  • pat

    Best news of the week

  • Tiger Jimmy

    just rest Sean for the OPENER and btw, Nick Foles philly QB was taken 2 spots after Sean Spence. #Wikipedia.

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  • nikgreene

    Most QB’s will look good throwing screen passes to McCoy

  • cencalsteeler

    I’m still embarrassed by how good Sanchito looked against our D.

  • Steelers@2010

    This is really god news, Thank God this kid didn’t suffer another season ending injury.

  • dirtbag66

    Tampa Bay lighting up Bills, team we struggled to beat.

  • Tiger Jimmy

    Nick Foles college stats have been 2-1 as in TD’s against INT’s. 28-14, so forth. But in the NFL… Wow…. 2 int’s all season 65% completion rate and being 6’6″… 245.

  • nikgreene

    No doubt Foles had an impressive 2013, but his TD:Int ratio is definitely not sustainable, and I can’t help feeling that his success is mainly due to the offensive system and OL. Thurs night his stats look ok, but he had to throw almost 30 times to get 180 yds, which tells me he throws a lot of short passes and relies on his receivers to make plays. Still he could have a great career, and I could be wrong. Are you suggesting that we should have drafted a backup QB in the 3rd rd, or that we would be starting him over Roethlisberger?

  • R Edwards

    That is good news – I am pulling for this kid – he has been an inspiration to many

  • Great news I was worried about this.

  • colingrant

    best news of last 72 hours

  • WilliamSekinger

    Very good news!

  • Paddy

    Great idea

  • Mark Lohn

    Yes, very happy for Sean Spence. No surgery needed! Whew!

  • Carl Eagan

    The Brady and Manning are also products of the system with a decent offensive line.

  • Weiss Chad

    That was an amazing draft for qbs after first rd.Kaepernick,Wilson,foles,kid at Washington

  • Weiss Chad

    It almost seems like he always played decent against us 🙁

  • Mike

    Brady and Manning are products of the system??


  • Clint Andreasen

    Brady yes, Manning no