View Full Version : Running Back coach: Kirby Wilson burned in fire. Life-flighted

01-06-2012, 09:00 AM
Just heard on BREAKING NEWS 2 seconds ago on KDKA Pittsburgh news that early this morning, Running Backs Coach Kirby Wilson is fighting for his life and has severe burns due to getting caught in a fire. He was life-flighted and have serious burns. Steelers Nation, thoughts go out to the Kirby family at this time.


01-06-2012, 09:24 AM
Keep us posted on this please

01-06-2012, 09:35 AM
that is awful - I hope he finds peace one way or another - no one should have to suffer

01-06-2012, 10:26 AM
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01-06-2012, 10:41 AM
man, oh man........seemingly everyone on the team is hobbled, crippled and getting injured....now one of our coaches gets burned bad.
Hope he can recover, it doesn't look good. Best of luck to him.

01-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Wow that's horrible. Burns are one of the most painful things to deal with, the pain is horrible, the smell is horrible, and the survival rate is low, churns my stomach just thinking about it. God be with you Kirby, our prayers will be!

Football is so secondary in a case like this, but in all seriousness, it's like somebody has put a curse on this team.

Fire Arians
01-06-2012, 11:00 AM
sucks. hope he makes it through this. really bad news.

Atlanta Dan
01-06-2012, 11:07 AM
Prayers to coach Wilson and his family

The hits just keep on coming with this latest incident - a reminder that as much as we have emotionally invested in the Steelers there are much more important matters in life than winning or losing a game

tony hipchest
01-06-2012, 11:53 AM
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Word is Kirby's going to be OK - lot of damage but not life-threatening.

-lastest tweet from pgh media

01-06-2012, 12:13 PM

Glad he's going to be ok.
Depending on the severity of the burns he's going to go through a lot of pain (besides the obvious) with all the scrub brushing of the burns.

Atlanta Dan
01-06-2012, 12:21 PM
P-G report this afternoon confirms what Tony posted above

A team source said Wilson has burns on 30 percent to 50 percent of his body, and the injuries are considered serious but not life threatening. No one else was in the house, the source said


Fire Arians
01-06-2012, 12:48 PM
while that still sucks, good to hear he will be okay.

01-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Btw, there is a thread about this story at the Denver Broncos forums... Everyone over there wishes this man a speedy recovery.

01-06-2012, 04:09 PM
I can't believe all the freaking pain we're sustaining.....really I mean wtf

Just want to wish the best for him and his family as they try to overcome this

01-06-2012, 04:17 PM
My prayers go out to him. Damn, That sucks. Get well soon:tt03:

01-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Usually the 30%-50% range can still kill you because of the toxins and infections, the human body just does not handle burns very well. I'm surprised to see that they, I'm presuming doctors, say that it's not life threatening. Great news!

01-06-2012, 05:46 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to Kirby and his family...There's time's where football just doesn't matter, and this is one of them. Get well soon, pal.

01-06-2012, 08:37 PM
All trash talking and Ravens/ Steelers crap aside, nothing but thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Godspeed for a full recovery

01-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Heard that most of burns were on his back and back of his head. While healing from burns is hard, I am glad that it was not on his face.

tony hipchest
01-06-2012, 09:41 PM
All trash talking and Ravens/ Steelers crap aside, nothing but thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Godspeed for a full recoverythank you.

he is now in a medically induced coma, which suggests to me the pain must be so severe it would put him into life threatening shock.

a very sad and scary situation.

01-06-2012, 09:43 PM
So sad. Hope he recovers. Get well Coach Wilson

01-06-2012, 11:13 PM
So very sad. Here's hoping for a swift, complete recovery. Steeler Nation loves you Coach! Get better soon!

01-06-2012, 11:17 PM
Terrible thing.. I send prayers to him and his family... man I tell you things are just not good for us going into the playoffs this year... I think if we pull this out it will be one of the hardest ones ever... On the Road, everyone including our QB is hurt a little... Essex and Doug with Foster in the middle... and we have two practice squad RB's as back ups... man its gonna be hard thats for sure...\

Again though life is bigger than football and us die hard steeler fans forget that sometimes... so all in all I send all my prayers to kirbys family4

01-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Wishing a speedy recovery Kirby.....we need u man!

01-07-2012, 05:01 PM
This is terrible! He is from my area here in Los Angeles and went to Dorsey High School, the Dons! Hoping for a speedy recovery for Kirby!

01-07-2012, 11:52 PM
I heard about it this morning, good to hear its not life threatening and I hope he can make a full recovery...

01-08-2012, 06:04 AM
The Trib didn't even mention this. That's odd, right?