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Report: Byron Leftwich to get MRI

Updated: September 3, 2010, 1:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich, expected to start during Ben Roethlisberger's suspension, sprained his left knee in the second quarter Thursday night as Pittsburgh beat the starter-less Carolina Panthers 19-3.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Leftwich would undergo an MRI on Friday, but the quarterback's teammates sounded discouraged. Backup Charlie Batch called it a "serious" injury, and Dennis Dixon -- now the likely starter -- said he couldn't talk to Leftwich because ...

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