Sean Spence placed on Pittsburgh Steelers injured reserve list

Sean Spence #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tended to by medical staff after being injured against the Carolina Panthers during the preseason game on August 30, 2012
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Sean Spence's long-term knee problem will keep him out for the remainder of the NFL season after the Pittsburgh Steelers placed him on the injured reserve list.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence's season is over due to a knee injury.

Spence has been placed on the team's injured reserve list having missed the start of the campaign and being placed on the PUP list.

The National Football Post reports that Spence told Pittsburgh's local news sources: "There was frustration at first because I worked so hard to get to this point, all off-season, during spring ball and in camp and now I am back in the same predicament.

"There is some disappointment, some letdown, but there is a reason to rejoice. I beat a lot of odds as some people thought I would never be able to walk again without a brace, never be able to run again without a brace. I did all of that.

"I think unfortunately I just didn't have enough time. I have a sense of comfort knowing that I will be able to play again, hopefully next season."

Spence is a former third-round Draft pick from Miami, having been picked up by the Steelers in 2012.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence during training on May 22, 2013
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