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TE Heath Miller tears knee ligaments

Image: Heath Miller of the Pittsburgh Steelers (© Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Heath Miller is examined by a Steelers team doctor late in the fourth quarter on Sunday.
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PITTSBURGH (AP)

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller sustained multiple torn ligaments in his right knee during the loss to the Bengals.

PAIN TRAIN

Injuries are a part of football, but these players have been hit particularly hard.

Miller, a prime candidate for the Pro Bowl and team MVP, tore anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments on Sunday. He also has a possible tear in his posterior cruciate ligament.

Typical recovery time would extend well into next season's training camp.

Just this past year, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, offensive tackle Max Starks and nose tackle Casey Hampton began camp on the physically unable to perform list after sustaining torn ACLs over the first eight days of January.

''I think we need to let the dust settle to know exactly what it is we're dealing with before we start framing his recovery or his rate of recovery,'' coach Mike Tomlin said of Miller.

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