Report: Kicker Shaun Suisham slips and sprains ankle; Possibly out for Super Bowl
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AP)—Adding to their pre-Super Bowl injury problems, Pittsburgh Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham sustained a signifigant ankle sprain early Tuesday morning, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported just after noon today.
Harry Kingsley, head sports writer for the Post-Gazette, wrote that Suisham was leaving his residence early Tuesday to catch a flight to Dallas when he slipped on icy steps. Pittsburgh had received a signifigant amount of snow, ice, and freezing rain overnight Monday.
Steelers lead athletic trainer, John Norwig, told reporters that Suisham "is experiencing a lot of pain when any pressure is applied to the ankle." Special teams coach Al Everest followed that statement, stating that the injury was signifigant and that Suisham was "80-90% likely" to sideline the kicker for Sunday's Super Bowl.
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Suisham's injury is the second freak accident to sideline a Pittsburgh starter in less than 48 hours. NFL.com reported on Monday that Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison would be out due to severe 1st and 2nd degree burns he sustained after falling asleep on a beach in Hawaii while attending the Pro Bowl festivities for players selected but not particpating in the NFL's All Star game.