Steelers lose OT Colon to torn triceps

Published September 12, 2011

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It appears the Pittsburgh Steelers lost more opening contest to the division rival Baltimore Ravens.

Starting offensive tackle Willie Colon suffered a torn triceps muscle late in Sunday's game and will undergo likely season-ending surgery on Tuesday, his agent told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Colon missed the entire 2010 season with an Achilles injury, and now is the casualty of another season-ending injury after signing a five-year, $29 million contract this summer. He was a key member on what is quickly becoming a patchwork offensive line protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Rookie Marcus Gilbert and 2010 draft choice Chris Scott are listed behind Colon on the depth chart. A pair of former Steelers offensive tackles, veterans Flozell Adams and Max Starks were released during training camp and remain free agents.

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