Steelers Running Back Coach Kirby Wilson Suffers Burns In House Fire

Steelers running back coach Kirby Wilson was badly burned in a house fire that occurred early Friday morning.

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Kirby Wilson Burned 'On 30 To 50 Percent Of His Body,' According To Report

Early Friday morning, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was airlifted to a Pittsburgh-area hospital after being burned in a house fire. Word on his condition has gotten out: "Kirby Wilson has burns on 30 to 50 percent of his body," Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, citing a "team source." Dulac says Wilson's condition is "serious but not life threatening."

Wilson, 50, joined the Steelers' coaching staff in 2007 upon the retirement of Dick Hoak. Prior to joining Pittsburgh, Wilson held coaching positions with the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Redskins.

The Steelers visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday as part of Wild Card Weekend. Whether they'll be able to maintain their focus while Wilson recovers from his burns has yet to be seen.

SB Nation Pittsburgh will continue to monitor stories about Wilson's condition and will post updates in this StoryStream whenever they're available.

For more on the Steelers, please visit Behind the Steel Curtain, SB Nation's Steelers blog.

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Steelers Issue Statement On Injured Running Back Coach Kirby Wilson

Steelers running back coach Kirby Wilson was badly burned in a house fire early Friday morning. We had heard plenty of reports about the severity of the injuries and the condition of Wilson, but nothing had been released by the team to confirm the reports until now. Here is a full statement issued by Steelers President Art Rooney II on the team's website.

First and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with Kirby and his entire family. 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.

We'll continue to bring you the latest news and updates as this story develops.

For more on this story and all things Steelers football be sure to check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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Steelers Running Back Coach Kirby Wilson Suffers Burns In House Fire

Steelers running back coach Kirby Wilson was badly burned in a house fire that occurred early Friday morning.

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