Neck injury ended season for Steelers' Smith
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GLENDALE, Airz. -- Aaron Smith had a neck injury that prompted the Steelers to place him on injured reserve Saturday, possibly ending the defensive end's career at age 35.
Smith had missed the past two games with a sprained foot. The neck injury apparently "came up" recently and after an examination the team placed him on injured reserve, ending his season.
It's the third straight season Smith did not play more than six games before going on injured reserve.
Coach Mike Tomlin is expected to address Smith's injury after today's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
First Published October 23, 2011 1:18 pm