After rupturing his Achilles tendon during a spring mini-camp then receiving surgery for the injury, Steelers coaching staff has announced on Tuesday that third-year wide receiver out of Texas, Limas Sweed, will miss the entire 2010 NFL season and is being placed on the injured reserve list.
According to Steelers officials, Sweed injured his left Achilles tendon during a pad-less practice with the other wide receivers on Sunday, May 2. He was carted off the field unable to put any pressure on the ankle.
The following day, Sweed had surgery on the injured ankle and was expected to require at least four to six months of recovery time.
Steelers' coaches decided to place him on injured reserve in order to bring another receiver onto the active roster.
Former Steelers' wide receiver Santonio Holmes left the Steel City to play with the New York Jets.
He was questioned by police after getting off a flight which he was accused of not following airline safety procedures.
Other receivers on the Steelers' roster include longtime veteran and front man Hines Ward, Arnaz Battle (who was brought in from the San Francisco 49ers), longtime Steeler Antwaan Randle El (who was recovered from the Redskins after putting up a couple unimpressive seasons in Washington), and Mike Wallace, who looked good last year with 39 receptions, 756 yards, and six touchdowns.
This Steelers' team will have a different look than it has had in past seasons, with former Tampa Bay and Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich likely starting the season under center, while troubled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sits out his league appointed six-game suspension.