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Steelers' Woodley appears to avoid serious injury

While the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 20-14 to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, they appear to have avoided losing another key player to a serious injury.

Steelers' linebacker LaMarr Woodley was forced out of Sunday's game after injuring his ankle, but according to a report from Pro Football Talk, the injury isn't believed to be serious. Woodley injured his ankle in the first quarter and came back into the game briefly before being ruled out. He is just latest in a long line of Steelers' starters who are battling injuries. In addition to missing Woodley for a big portion on Sunday's game, Pittsburgh also played without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Troy Polamalu.

Woodley wasn't the only Steeler to leave Sunday's game with an ankle injury. Starting right tackle Mike Adams also injured his ankle, although Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports it doesn't appear Adams broke his ankle. Instead, he will undergo a MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

The Steelers will need to get healthy quickly as they face the rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.


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Late TD gives Steelers halftime lead

The Pittsburgh Steelers scored a last-second touchdown to take a 14-13 lead over the Cleveland Browns at halftime Sunday.

Steelers running back Chris Rainey ran the ball in from one yard out to put the Steelers ahead, 14-13, with one second left on the clock.

Before the Steelers' last-second score, the Browns had scored 13 unanswered points. Phil Dawson kicked a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter to aid the Browns' offense.

Cleveland's lone touchdown came early in the second quarter. Brandon Weeden found Jordan Cameron for a 5-yard touchdown pass to give Cleveland a 10-7 lead.

The Steelers jumped on the board first, and quickly. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons picked off a Weeden pass and took it 53 yards for a touchdown. The pick-six gave the Steelers a 7-0 lead with 13:49 left in the first quarter.

The Steelers turned the ball over three times in the first half. All were on lost fumbles.

Charlie Batch, who is filling in for injured quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich, is 8 for 15 for 82 yards at halftime.

Jonathan Dwyer leads the Steelers' ground game with eight carries for 21 yards. Rainey has added a score and seven yards on two carries.

Emmanuel Sanders has four catches for 61 yards to lead the Steelers. Heath Miller has chipped in with 11 yards, and Dwyer has nine receiving yards.

Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. His return is questionable.


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