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Steelers' Batch breaks collarbone

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By Scott Brown
Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch left the team's preseason opener tonight with a broken right collarbone.

Batch, one of the Steelers' most valuable reserves, got hurt early in the second quarter after running for six yards on a broken play.

His loss leaves the Steelers with two rookies, fifth-round pick Dennis Dixon and undrafted free agent Mike Potts, behind Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback.

In other Steelers news, Willie Parker gained 20 yards on three carries. Parker played in his first game since breaking his lower right leg last December. He and Roethlisberger played one series before calling it a night.

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