Some good news for Kirby Wilson
Some better news will be coming out soon on Steelers assistant coach Kirby Wilson, nearly a month after he was severely burned in a fire at his home.
I have been unable to determine the details, just that Wilson's condition has take a turn for the better and his family/hospital/Steelers should have a more positive update on his condition soon.
Wilson, 50, has coached the Steelers running backs since Mike Tomlin was hired as coach in 2007. He was next in line to succeed Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator but then came the accident Jan. 6 in the kitchenofhis condominium in Seven Fields, 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh.
Doctors at the UPMC Mercy burn unit induced Wilson into a coma because of his injuries and the pain. His family released a statement through the Steelers Jan. 17 that Wilson, the father of five who lived alone, remained in critical condition with burns over 45 percent of his body. There has been little news on Wilson since that date.
From the Post Gazette
Tomlin expects Kirby Wilson to coach this coming season.
Mike Tomlin told Steelers.com that special-teams assistant Amos Jones is filling in, but he expects RBs coach Kirby Wilson to return to work this season after sustaining burns in a Jan. 7 house fire. “It's a long and challenging process, but one he proves daily that he is up to. The rehabilitation is going well,” Tomlin said.
-From our friend Chuck Finder at CBS Sportsline
-Great news to hear that hopefully Kirby will be able to coach again this season. It's a shame that the RB's won't have Wilson's expertise this offseason though, especially with Mendenhall recovering from the ACL and so many young backs on the roster.