Steelers place Sean Spence on IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed linebacker Sean Spence on injured reserve today as he continues to work his way back from a catastrophic knee injury that he suffered last year.

“There was frustration at first because I worked so hard to get to this point, all offseason, during spring ball and in camp and now I am back in the same predicament,” said Spence via Steelers.com. “There is some disappointment, some letdown, but there is a reason to rejoice.”

Even though Spence won’t play this season,  he has come a long way.

“I beat a lot of odds,” said Spence. “People thought I would never be able to walk again without a brace, never be able to run again without a brace. I did all of that. I think unfortunately I just didn’t have enough time. I have a sense of comfort knowing that I will be able to play again.”