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Eric Steinbach to miss 2011 season

Updated: August 30, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio -- The sturdy left side of Cleveland's offensive line has developed a massive hole.

Guard Eric Steinbach's season is over.

The steady Steinbach, who hasn't missed a snap in two years at left guard, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, hours after undergoing surgery to repair a bulging back disk. Steinbach's back stiffened up during practice two weeks ago, and when it didn't respond to treatments, the eight-year veteran opted for surgery.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur ...

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