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Steelers put Max Starks on injured reserve

The season is over for Steelers left tackle Max Starks.

The Steelers announced today that Starks has been placed on injured reserve with a neck injury suffered in Monday night’s game against the Bengals.

Starks will need surgery, but he expects to be back for the start of the 2011 season.

With Starks out, the Steelers are expected to insert Jonathan Scott at left tackle. If Scott isn’t up to the task, other options include moving Flozell Adams from the right to the left, or moving starting right guard Trai Essex to left tackle and having backup Doug Legursky take Essex’s spot at right guard.

Starks’ spot on the roster will be taken by rookie fifth-round draft pick Chris Scott, an offensive tackle who has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.

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34 Responses to “Steelers put Max Starks on injured reserve”
  1. dabarber says: Nov 10, 2010 10:01 AM

    Here comes the meltdown.
    “Give em hell” Tomlin!

  2. Jack Burton says: Nov 10, 2010 10:02 AM

    I’d move Essex over because of his size and have Legursky fill in at guard. Scott did look good in preseason but these games have meaning also.

  3. Kaz says: Nov 10, 2010 10:08 AM

    Yea, the Bengals lost, but there’s no doubt who the more physical team was. Pitt took one on the chin left and right from Cinci defenders. A couple of bad turnovers and a trick play is what saved them. The more smashmouth team lost.

  4. LebronJeremy says: Nov 10, 2010 10:11 AM

    No other team in the league would weather that.

  5. guitarkevin says: Nov 10, 2010 10:18 AM

    I think the Steelers proved Monday night that they are suspect.
    They couldn’t even put away a 2-5 team that gave them 2 turnovers to start the game within spitting distance of the End Zone.

  6. southFLAsteel says: Nov 10, 2010 10:20 AM

    It is what it is, and that’s the reality of it. But injuries are a part of the game. To use that would be an excuse, and we don’t make’em. Position flexibility is a bonus at this time. This will only be a distraction if we lose. We are who we are!
    GO STEELERS!!!

  7. SteelTown-6 says: Nov 10, 2010 10:28 AM

    dabarber says: November 10, 2010 10:01 AM
    “Here comes the meltdown.”
    Oh yeah, sure, just like when they went 3-1 without their starting QB.
    Get a clue.

  8. florio4prez says: Nov 10, 2010 10:36 AM

    That’s football. We make no excuses. We move on.
    Four major injuries (two each) on the OL and DL resulting in 2 IR’d starting OT’s (Colon and Starks), a virtual IR (DE A. Smith) and what apprears to be a lingering, season-long hammy (DE Kiesel).
    All of which will make hoisting Lombardi #7 all the sweeter.

  9. whodey1 says: Nov 10, 2010 10:44 AM

    Whodey!

  10. ShotgunFormation-5WIDE says: Nov 10, 2010 10:46 AM

    Tough injury, but to counter that ….may I suggest running the No-Huddle Offense more!?!?
    C’mon Arians!!!! You got a Ferrari and you wanna go the speed limit!

  11. BC74 says: Nov 10, 2010 10:49 AM

    No Big loss, the Steelers ran the ball better going to their right with Mendenhall. Jonathan Scott will do just fine. If Pouncey gets placed on the IR, season over!!! The Steelers “O” line will be wearing face shields for protection against incoming HONKERS when they play the DIRTY BIRDS!!!

  12. RaiderClay says: Nov 10, 2010 10:55 AM

    This O-Line is going to get eaten up by Oakland’s front 4. Upset coming…

  13. HomelandDefense says: Nov 10, 2010 11:14 AM

    I would say they are in trouble this week, except my Patriots couldnt get to the QB is Pitt started all kickers and punters on the line.

  14. Deb says: Nov 10, 2010 11:32 AM

    Whodey?
    The guys who’ve lost five straight. Or is it six?
    So Kaz … are you saying the Bengals were deliberately trying to knock players out of the game? I’ve heard you can get fined for that.

  15. steeelfann says: Nov 10, 2010 11:34 AM

    # Kaz says: November 10, 2010 10:08 AM
    Yea, the Bengals lost, but there’s no doubt who the more physical team was. Pitt took one on the chin left and right from Cinci defenders. A couple of bad turnovers and a trick play is what saved them. The more smashmouth team lost.
    —————————–
    Uhm, Kaz, the Steelers ran 7 straight times in the 4th quarter with backups on the offensive line and you could not stop them. If Jeff Reed could kick, there is no conversation about comebacks. The phantom penalties could not save you either( that they called in the 4th quarter.) So in terms of smashmouth, you guys could not run the ball and are 2-6. The Steelers are in first place (per usual) and are heading to the playoffs, injuries or no injuries. Get back in your cellar where you belong, Cleveland just overtook you.

  16. ravenfan820 says: Nov 10, 2010 11:45 AM

    No offense line…no 432th lombardi trophy….(that is the number you are up to correct?) I think the league should give them 7 extra points a game for being an “elite” franchise and all those trophies……
    or maybe the injuries are karma for having players like Ben the molester and James the thug….maybe not, the rest of us are not as smart as all the squealer fans…

  17. Holeinone09 says: Nov 10, 2010 11:49 AM

    Really unfortunate news for Starks and the Steelers. He may not have been spectacular but he was pretty solid overall. While this will certainly puts pressure on the OL, injuries are part of the game and you won’t find the Steelers whining about it at all. Other teams have (and will have) injuries going forward.
    To Kaz, I will send you a Terrible Towel so you can cry into it. Funny you didn’t mention the fact that the Steelers also had a “couple bad turnovers” that the Bengals took advantage of, or all the non-calls for obvious holding of Steeler players that any viewer watching TV saw, etc.
    To guitarkevin, I guess you haven’t watched many AFC North games. Most of them over the years have been close and tough played games. Both are NFL teams after all, and are capable of playing good football.
    Lot of excuses and whining by non-Steeler fans today! No complaints here, we won the game.
    GO STEELERS!!

  18. Bdrunk says: Nov 10, 2010 11:54 AM

    Kaz says:
    November 10, 2010 10:08 AM
    Yea, the Bengals lost, but there’s no doubt who the more physical team was. Pitt took one on the chin left and right from Cinci defenders. A couple of bad turnovers and a trick play is what saved them. The more smashmouth team lost.
    —————————————–
    Yes Kaz, and street smarts are better than book smarts blah blah.

  19. kevo126 says: Nov 10, 2010 11:55 AM

    hey steelers fans, ravens LT the previous 2 years didnt play in any games this year…

  20. Holeinone09 says: Nov 10, 2010 12:04 PM

    @ravenfan820 says:
    the rest of us are not as smart as all the squealer fans.
    * * * *
    Thanks for your honesty in that matter. Looking forward to 12/5.
    GO STEELERS!!

  21. TakingBackSundays says: Nov 10, 2010 12:06 PM

    While this is a shame for Starks, it’s no huge loss to the Steelers. The O-line was weak to begin with, and there is little dropoff when going to a back-up in this particular situation.
    Pouncey is really the only guy they can’t afford to lose at this point.

  22. Bdrunk says: Nov 10, 2010 12:08 PM

    ravenfan820 says:
    November 10, 2010 11:45 AM
    or maybe the injuries are karma for having players like Ben the molester and James the thug….maybe not, the rest of us are not as smart as all the squealer fans…
    ————————————–
    Admit that you only know what karma is because you watch My Name is Earl, then rethink your attempted crack about smarts. You do your fellow Raven fans a grave disservice by posting. They told me that when we all met for quesadillas Sunday night. While it’s no accident that you were not invited, I’m sure you are used to it.

  23. southFLAsteel says: Nov 10, 2010 12:15 PM

    # ravenfan820 says: November 10, 2010 11:45 AM
    “or maybe the injuries are karma for having players like Ben the molester and James the thug….maybe not, the rest of us are not as smart as all the squealer fans…”
    Hey idiot, if there’s no bad karma for a team that has employed a thug who bladed TWO guys to death, ran back to the hotel to change out of his bloody clothes and disposed of them, lied out his ass, and got off because his street thug boys took the fall for him, with NO suspension nor fine, then there is NO karma in football.
    And it’s number 7 were going for, you know, about 6 more than you got.

  24. somesome says: Nov 10, 2010 12:44 PM

    Steel curtain is going soft, we will not hear the end of it after every loss that … “you only won because we were without …..”
    A healthy Ravens D will shut Ben down on 12/5

  25. Deb says: Nov 10, 2010 12:57 PM

    somesome …
    Last week my Bama friends were all debating about the Iron Bowl and a National Championship run. I kept posting: “LSU. The only thing we should be thinking about is LSU.”
    Well, we lost to LSU, so our championship dreams for this season are over. As a Steelers fan, I’m thinking about New England on Sunday. Period. I appreciate that you and ravenfan820 live for the Steelers, but you’d be wise to focus on Atlanta.

  26. pfii63 says: Nov 10, 2010 1:18 PM

    Here comes the meltdown…
    Losses to Patriots and the Raiders…
    Beat the Bills…
    Lose to the Ravens…
    Beat the Bengals…
    Lose to the Jets…
    Beat the Panthers…
    Lose to the Browns…
    It will be fun watching the Steelers go from 6-2 to 9-7, and missing the playoffs again.

  27. Stillerz says: Nov 10, 2010 1:42 PM

    Kaz says:
    “Yea, the Bengals lost, but there’s no doubt who the more physical team was.”
    Umm because of rolling up on a guys leg or a offensive linemen putting a block on a safety? WOW a 350 lb. linemen knocked over a 200 lb. safety on the goalline. How about that same safety laying out big bad Terrell Owens?
    Glad to see Rivers had his head on a swivel this game. Also, I noticed Ochocinco was wearing a mouthpiece. Hmm doesnt he usually roll with just the gold teeth? Must have had something to do with the opponent

  28. Kaz says: Nov 10, 2010 1:51 PM

    Bdrunk says:
    November 10, 2010 11:54 AM
    Kaz says:
    November 10, 2010 10:08 AM
    Yea, the Bengals lost, but there’s no doubt who the more physical team was. Pitt took one on the chin left and right from Cinci defenders. A couple of bad turnovers and a trick play is what saved them. The more smashmouth team lost.
    ——————– ——————– -
    Yes Kaz, and street smarts are better than book smarts blah blah.
    ___
    Not sure what you are trying to say and you probably are taking a shot at me, but I do agree. I’d take street smarts and/or common sense over book smarts any day.
    Don’t get your feelings hurt Steeler fans. You won. And deserved to win. But you were droping like flys and no I don’t think the hits were intentional as there were no big devistating hits. I do however believe that the 2-6 Cinci team was more physical and more dominant. We just tend to shoot ourselves in the cleat. Obviously if you watched the game.
    And the Ravens are first in the AFCN so don’t count your chicks before they hatch. Looking forward to the second half of the season….

  29. Steeler-hatred-is-funny says: Nov 10, 2010 2:18 PM

    SomeSome
    Get a life!! Go Get SomeSome please!!

  30. Steeler-hatred-is-funny says: Nov 10, 2010 2:23 PM

    Raider Clay
    The Raiders still blow!!! Nothing has changed!!!!
    Where are the Oakland Raiders going!!!!
    Ok, nice you and the Crypt Keeper (Al Davis) had a few nice weeks!!!
    Remember you are still the Oakland Raiders!

  31. Bdrunk says: Nov 10, 2010 2:32 PM

    Kaz says:
    November 10, 2010 1:51 PM
    “Yea, the Bengals lost, but there’s no doubt who the more physical team was. Pitt took one on the chin left and right from Cinci defenders. A couple of bad turnovers and a trick play is what saved them. The more smashmouth team lost. ”
    “I’d take street smarts and/or common sense over book smarts any day. ”
    ————————
    The two quoted statements above are almost identical if you take the context away. The first statement is something football fans tell themselves (and PFT) so they can feel better after a painful loss.
    The second statement is something stupid people say to make themselves feel better about being stupid.

  32. Steeler-hatred-is-funny says: Nov 10, 2010 2:41 PM

    pfi63
    I don’t know what team you root for you sound like a Browns Fan!!
    Please win something and then start talking trash!!!
    Browns fans should never be allowed on message boards!!
    Unless your team is worth a damn, you should do the classy thing and shut the F–k up!!!!

  33. Holeinone09 says: Nov 10, 2010 2:42 PM

    Kaz, you are entitled to your opinion. Yes, the Steelers suffered a number of injuries. Injuries are not necessarily a function of physicality, as you should know. Polamalu wasn’t injured when he got whacked at the goal line. Of course there is no way to accurately determine who was more “physical”, and certainly it makes little sense to spend time analyzing a statistic that is way down the importance list, compared to “who won the game”, “important mistakes made”, “biggest crybaby on the field and not contributing to his team”, etc. I don’t think any Steeler fan has hurt feelings, and I don’t see any Steeler fan complaining about the injuries either.
    Also, why mention the Ravens? They didn’t blow us out in the first game. And both of us are ahead of your team. Seems like you really have some sour grapes. Chill out.
    See you guys again later on in the season, at Heinz Field. Good luck.
    GO STEELERS!!

  34. seventhheaven7 says: Nov 10, 2010 6:43 PM

    Doesn’t matter were still going to the superbowl

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