Sean Spence practices for first time in more than a year

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Steelers rookie Jarvis Jones didn’t practice on Wednesday because of a head injury, but the injury news wasn’t all bad at linebacker.

Sean Spence, last seen on a field when he suffered a catastrophic knee injury in the final preseason game, was a limited participant in practice for the Steelers. Spence, a third-round pick in 2012, tore his ACL and LCL, dislocated his kneecap and suffered nerve damage in an injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it ever really got started. Spence said in the spring that he planned to play this season, which is still a way off but you can’t run a mile without taking the first step.

“We’ll take it day by day,” Spence said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I’m not going to try to look into the future, I just want to master each day.”

Spence was on the physically unable to perform list, so the Steelers have three weeks to evaluate him in order to decide whether to activate him or place him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Given the severity of the injury and length of Spence’s absence, they’ll likely use as much of that as possible before making any call about whether Spence is able to make his regular season debut this season.

12 responses to “Sean Spence practices for first time in more than a year

  1. Really hoping he returns, but after the injury will he ever be able to return to pre-injury condition and form that got him drafted ? Hope so.

  2. Great news, good to see him back. Even being on the field at practice means he’s a contributor to the eventual champs. Well done.

  3. Any time a player suffers a catastrophic injury you have to root for them to be able to come back from it. Glad to see the kid’s dream didn’t end before it even had a chance to begin.

  4. Trust me…no one is scared of the Raven OL.

    As a Steeler fan, I’m a leading authority about what awful OL play looks like, and the Ravens OL is pretty terrible this year (almost as bad our OL, which is truly saying something).

  5. We need him as soon as possible. The problem with the D this season so far was mostly in the middle where teams were ripping off huge chunks of green in the running game and short passsing game. I believe the loss of Foote has been underrated. While he may not have been the most athletically gifted LB, he was still the brains of the outfit. I have already seen an improvement in the decision-making of Williams. Once he learns half of what Foote knew he and the middle of the D will be much improved; and let’s face it, he’s a huge upgrade athletically. I’m not counting on Spence to be there for a couple more weeks and we will see what he can do then.

  6. ravanator says: Oct 17, 2013 12:58 PM

    Jarvis Jones will sit out against the Ravens because he is scared of our O-Line.
    Go Ravens!!!!!!!


    Meanwhile back to the article. Good luck on your comeback SS. Steelers Nation is rooting for you.

    I have no idea why Jarvis would be scared of The Ravens ol . Go Steelers !!! Steelers Strong! Should be a great Steelers Ravens rivalry game.

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