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Ziggy Hood Injury: Steelers defensive end leaves game with right ankle injury

The Steelers lost Hood in the first half with an ankle injury. He was replaced by Al Woods.

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers were already down one defensive lineman, Brett Keisel, heading into their Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Veteran Ziggy Hood went down with a right ankle injury in the first half, thinning out their defensive line depth even more. Al Woods will replace Hood.

Outside of a big run by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Steelers defense has suffocated the Dolphins' offense through their first few possessions. The run, off a read option in which OLB Jarvis Jones was sucked inside and Will Allen unable to make the open field tackle, led to the Dolphins' only three points.

The Steelers put together an impressive 12-play drive on their second possession. The result was a five-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Emmanuel Sanders. With it, Roethlisberger broke the team's franchise touchdown passing record of 212, previously held by Terry Bradshaw.

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