(NEW YORK) — When the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Denver to face the Broncos in the opening round of the NFL playoffs, they will be without running backs coach Kirby Wilson. Wilson was badly burned early Friday morning in a house fire.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Wilson has burns on about 30 to 50 percent of his body. He also reported that while Wilson’s injuries are serious, they are not life threatening. He is currently in a medically induced coma.
“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Kirby and his entire family,” Steelers President Art Rooney said in a statement. We are saddened to hear about this unfortunate situation but we know that he has the best medical care in the country treating him. The entire organization is praying for Kirby to have a full recovery and we will be by his side through this difficult time.”
Wilson is in his fifth year with the Steelers.
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