"The tunnel was dark for me for a long time, but I stayed positive and Steelers Nation stayed behind me," said Spence, who shredded his left knee in a 2012 preseason game and dislocated his knee cap while also sustaining nerve damage. "I finally get to get some good quality reps on defense."
"It's not a very serious injury. I should be good," Spence said. "I'm going to sit out this week and try to give it a go next week."
Spence hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season Sept. 7.
A PCL injury to
The third-round pick in the 2012 draft has yet to play a down for Pittsburgh.
"He's healthy and working," coach Mike Tomlin said according to the official team website. "... I don't think that we'll start from scratch. These haven't been empty days for him since he's been here with the rehabilitation process and what he's been able to do in terms of learning our system of football. I'm not going to assume that he's starting from ground zero."
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