Steelers' Hampton, Keisel, Starks to be evaluated for injuries
Published: Jan. 9, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.
Updated: Jan. 9, 2012 at 01:13 p.m.

The injuries that sidelined several key starters for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their wild-card loss to the Denver Broncos could have more serious consequences.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said left tackle Max Starks and nose tackle Casey Hampton both suffered anterior cruciate ligament injuries and will be evaluated Monday to determine if surgery will be required.

Defensive end Brett Keisel also sustained what Tomlin called a "significant" groin injury and will also be evaluated to see if he needs surgery.

Hampton and Keisel did not return against the Broncos following their injuries. Starks briefly returned after he was announced as questionable, but was then replaced by Jonathan Scott.