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Steelers RB coach Kirby Wilson burned in fire

Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:20 am
Edited on: January 6, 2012 11:34 am
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By Will Brinson

On eve of the wild-card weekend, there's some horrible news out of Pittsburgh, as Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was 'badly burned in a house fire' according to WPXI news.

The Steelers released a statement earlier Friday confirming that Wilson was at least involved in a bad accident.

"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."

According to WXPI, the fire occurred in Seven Fields, Butler County at around 3 a.m. ET.

"About 2:45 a.m., I was awoken by a number of pounding on doors," said neighbor David Sebesta, according to WXPI. "[I] looked out my window, and there was policemen, about five or six, going down this row of houses, waking people up. I could smell burning. Fire trucks came and pulled a man out, looked like he was pretty badly burned, and carted him off to a hospital."

Wilson was reportedly flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital and as of right now, his condition is unknown.

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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:58 am
 

Steelers RB coach Kirby Wilson burned in fire

WOW - Horrible news. Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Steeler family. Some thing are more important than football.


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