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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.

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