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Sean Spence is believed to have torn ACL, LCL, dislocated kneecap

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That ugly knee injury suffered by Steelers rookie linebacker Sean Spence has generated an understandably serious initial diagnosis.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Spence is believed to have a torn ACL, torn LCL, and dislocated kneecap.

Spence, a third-round pick from Miami, undoubtedly is headed to injured reserve.  Hopefully, it’s an injury from which he’ll be able to recover in time for the 2013 season.

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22 Responses to “Sean Spence is believed to have torn ACL, LCL, dislocated kneecap”
  1. vincentbojackson says: Aug 30, 2012 10:37 PM

    Too bad, Spence was slated for a lot of special teams work this year while he got acclimated playing in LeBeau’s system. This will set him back a year.

  2. murphy6377 says: Aug 30, 2012 10:39 PM

    That is to bad! The Steelers were going to need him!

  3. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Aug 30, 2012 10:39 PM

    As much as i hate the steelers i hate to see a player go down like that… Hoping for a speedy recovery man

  4. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 30, 2012 10:40 PM

    Not even lying…I’d cry like a baby if that happened too me and it takes ALOT for me to show weakness. Good luck to him in his recovery.

  5. billsboy88 says: Aug 30, 2012 10:42 PM

    That grass field is looking a lot safer than the A-Turf right now, eh Ben?

    Shame to see this sort of thing happen to anyone, much less a rookie and I wish Spence a speedy recovery, but I do like it anytime Ben looks really stupid.

  6. sorryimbusypolishingmy6lombardis says: Aug 30, 2012 11:03 PM

    Another tough break for the Black-n-Gold. Spence will be a stud, unfortunately it’ll just be an extra year before it comes to pass!

  7. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Aug 30, 2012 11:25 PM

    Oh man. The dislocated knee cap is the least damaging of the three. But hurts the worst. Hopefully the youngster can make a comeback next year.

  8. dalucks says: Aug 30, 2012 11:31 PM

    I wish a full recovery to a good player. God Bless you on your surgery and rehab.

  9. kane337 says: Aug 30, 2012 11:35 PM

    Oh man. I’m a big Sean Spence fan from the U. This really sux. Hope he has a speedy recovery and does not lose the speed he plays with.

  10. broncosnative says: Aug 30, 2012 11:38 PM

    Two rookies in 2 weeks, steelers can’t get a break

  11. brenenostler says: Aug 30, 2012 11:49 PM

    Not at all a Steelers fan, but that would be one terrible injury. Hope he can return to full strength next season.

  12. howiefeltersnatch says: Aug 30, 2012 11:50 PM

    Die hard Browns fan here who has a hatred for the inbreds of western Pennsylvania but man that is a tough break for the kid. I hope he recovers in time for next season. Get well sir

  13. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 31, 2012 12:13 AM

    I almost cried seeing that replay. Poor guy

  14. ddogdaddy says: Aug 31, 2012 12:16 AM

    VOR please do not group all weakness in one big bag. I will explain.
    1. Physical weakness- something causes pain to the body and the body responds.
    2.Emotional weakness- something causes pain to the mind and the mind responds.
    3. Mental weakness- saying outlandish and foolish things enough times where it actually seems true in your own mind after a while.

    If this makes since to you, please pass it on to MF as I think he could use this information to understand why he does what he does. Or not. Have a great day. Go blue.

  15. ddogdaddy says: Aug 31, 2012 12:19 AM

    Oh and i hope the kid is not hurt to bad. Good luck and get well soon. No one deserves that.

  16. rajbais says: Aug 31, 2012 2:14 AM

    That’s so unfortunate. He is an undersized guy that can have success, but it is sad for a guy that’s trying to establish himself.

  17. mb7756 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:36 AM

    Hey Big Ben… must have been the AstroTurf… I mean FieldTurf… I mean Matrix RealGrass… Or was it A-Turf Titan or Sportexe Momentum? Maybe we should just Blame it on the rain, yeah yeah!

  18. ampatsisahypocrite says: Aug 31, 2012 3:40 AM

    This one hurts. Spence was looking great. Here’s hoping for the quickest recovery possible.

  19. mikemyditka says: Aug 31, 2012 6:51 AM

    to that stupid bills fan who is enjoying this injury-

    This was nothing like the Decastro injury. Decastro’s injury was from and being rolled over on. Spence’s injury was from being blocked from the side in pursuit of a tackle.

    One injury is common from not being able to plant on turf. The other could happen anywhere.

    Go away troll- and worry about your own putrid team.

  20. FinFan68 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:39 AM

    isnt this basically why college linemen wear those braces? thats 2 nasty knee injuries for the Steelers so far. ouch.

  21. captainrick2285 says: Aug 31, 2012 12:29 PM

    Steelers need a new conditioning coach and someone who can plant grass properly. Did you see those hugh chunks of turf coming up in the game last night?

  22. porschenut says: Aug 31, 2012 3:29 PM

    This is a real shame to read that Sean Spence suffered such a severe injury right out of the gate. This is not an easy injury to surgically repair and then expect full use afterward.

    Best wishes to Sean for a solid recovery!

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