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Greg Romeus to have back surgery

Updated: September 14, 2010, 5:12 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Pittsburgh star defensive end Greg Romeus will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a disc in his lower back. He is expected to miss several games, though head coach Dave Wannstedt said he hoped to have Romeus back "for the conclusion of the season."

Romeus sat out much of fall practice with the back issue and was ineffective in the season-opening loss at Utah. He did not play in last Saturday's game against New Hampshire.

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