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NFL: Steeler Matt Spaeth Sidelined with Foot Injury, Will Miss 10 Weeks

The second-time Steeler, picked up after he was released by the Chicago Bears, was on track to be a starting tight end for Pittsburgh until the injury last week.

Matt Spaeth (courtesy Pittsburgh Steelers) in his first go-around with the Steelers.
Matt Spaeth (courtesy Pittsburgh Steelers) in his first go-around with the Steelers.
St. Michael-Albertville graduate and University of Minnesota record holder Matt Spaeth, tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, has suffered a Lisfranc injury in his foot and could miss up to 10 weeks of the 2013 season. 

Spaeth suffered the injury about a week ago. A Lisfranc injury, named after the doctor who diagnosed it, is a breaking or separation of the metatarsal bones in the foot from the middle of the foot. 

The Steelers Depot website reports Pittsburgh will not place Spaeth on injured reserve at this point. With a 10-week window, Speath could be back by the sixth week of the regular season, after the Steelers return from a game versus his home state Minnesota Viking squad in London. 

Spaeth is back in Pittsburgh after a two-season stop in Chicago. The Steelers picked him up to serve as a blocking tight end in their run game, as he did in the squad's most recent Super Bowl seasons. 

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