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Max Starks Placed on Injured Reserve

Nov 10, 2010 – 10:25 AM
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Barry Barnes

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were in this position last season at 6-2 when their year fell a part due to injuries. And after Monday's night win over the Cincinnati Bengals 27-21, Steelers injury bug hit Pittsburgh again as offensive tackle Max Starks was placed on the IR (Injured Reserve) on Wednesday due to a neck injury he sustained, causing him to be lost for the season.

Starks, who is a seven-year vet, will require surgery and the Steelers expects him to make a full recovery in time for the 2011 season.

Now, rookie offensive tackle Chris Scott, a fifth-round pick from Tennessee, was activated from the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List to replaced Stark. Scott is a 6-4, 319 pound lineman who missed all of training camp and the first eight games of the regular season after he sustained a foot injury while working out last summer.

Scott will play on the line with rookie center Maurkice Pouncey who slightly injured his leg in Monday's contest against the Bengals, but he will be fine.

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