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Steelers have now lost their second starting center for the season; Next up Cody Wallace

Another brutally physical game against the Ravens has cost the Steelers another starting center.  The Steelers placed Fernando Velasco on injured reserve Saturday afternoon, less than two days after he sustained a right Achilles injury in a 22-20 loss at Baltimore.

Velasco, signed to take over for injured Pro Bowler Maurkice Pouncey in early September, left M&T Bank Stadium in a walking boot and on crutches after the Steelers’ fourth-quarter rally fell just short. He is out for the rest of the season.

Velasco had been an excellent find for the Steelers after Pouncey tore his ACL in the season opener, and his loss means Cody Wallace is next up at center.

When Wallace came in the game his snap had some zip on it.  I think he will be just fine, but the Steelers continue to have injury problems.

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