Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson, who was badly burned in a house fire early this morning, is expected to survive despite suffering serious injuries.
A team source told Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Wilson has burns on 30 to 50 percent of his body, and that his injuries are serious but not life-threatening. Wilson is in a medically induced coma.
Wilson was the only person home when the fire started at about 2:30 a.m. today. A maintenance man for the complex of townhouses where Wilson lives told Patch.com that a stove may have caught fire. Neighbors described Wilson as burned on his arms, legs and the back of his head and wheezing from smoke inhalation.