American Football - Steelers put linebacker Woodley on injured reserve

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a right calf injury.

Woodley, 29, injured his right calf on the opening defensive series of Sunday's 30-20 win against the Cincinnati Bengals in his return to the line-up after missing three games with an injury to his left calf.

Pittsburgh (6-8) travels to Green Bay to play the Packers (7-6-1) on Sunday.

Jason Worilds has shined in Woodley's absence, generating four sacks, 18 hits and nine hurries since moving to left outside linebacker in mid-November.

Woodley, a 2009 Pro Bowler, finished his seventh NFL season with five sacks and 24 hurries in 11 games.