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Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coach Danny Smith found himself a bit too close to the action at the end of Sunday’s win over the Green Bay Packers.

As time expired, Steelers safety Damontae Kazee intercepted a Jordan Love pass in the end zone and ran out of bounds after the clock hit zero.

A late hit from Packers offensive lineman Zach Tom sent Kazee barreling into the 70-year-old Smith, and led to a postgame scuffle between the teams.

Smith tore his right rotator cuff in three places due to the hit and will need surgery to repair it, per ESPN.

Smith has been with the Steelers since 2013. Before that, he was the special teams coach for the Washington Commanders and Buffalo Bills. He also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

It’s not the first time Smith has been injured, as he explained.

“I’ve been hit a lot, and been hit hard, I got a lot of metal in my body over that. I got to learn to get the hell out of the way,” Smith said, before outlining some of his previous injuries. “I got hit in college in a Clemson-Georgia Tech game. Got a tibial plateau fracture, got a plate and six screws in my knee. I had that hit at training camp with Antonio Brown when I broke my ribs and my L1 vertebrae in my back. This one hurt. I got a torn rotator cuff, three spots.”

Steelers tight end Rodney Williams recognized Smith was injured and moved him to safety as the fight started around him. “He was trying to scoot out of there, but he couldn’t really move for real, so I just had to get my dog up out of the pile,” Williams said.

[ESPN]