The Pittsburgh Steelers expect to place starting left tackle Max Starks on injured reserve Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Starks suffered a significant neck injury during Monday night's 27-21 victory at Cincinnati. The injury is not career-threatening, but it is serious enough to end his season.
An MRI exam later Tuesday indicated the injury was more serious -- a disc injury in the upper vertebrae or neck area, the Post-Gazette reported.
Starks, who played collegiately at Florida, has started at left tackle the past three seasons and was starting right tackle for two seasons before that.