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If there is a silver lining to the David DeCastro’s knee injury suffered on Sunday night in Buffalo, it’s that apparently his ACL is intact. Still though, it’s a significant injury that will keep him out for quite awhile. He’ll need surgery to repair the damage once the swelling goes down, which could take as long as 1-2 weeks under normal conditions.
Per Adam Schefter’s Twitter: August 26, 2012, Steelers g David DeCastro dislocated his knee cap, tore his medial collateral ligament and suffered some damage to patellar tendon. But his anterior cruciate ligament is intact, according to sources and Steelers still are unsure if or when he will be able to return this season.
DeCastro suffered the injury early in the game when the Steelers were pinned inside their own 5 yd line by the Bills special teams coverage units. He was in the endzone when his knee was rolled up on and twisted like a pretzel. It was painful to watch if you saw it. After laying on the ground for several minutes he ...
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The Steelers received a major blow when their top draft pick went down in the team's preseason game on Saturday night with a knee injury.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post game press conference following the teams' 38-7 preseason win against the Buffalo Bills that rookie right guard David DeCastro suffered a potentially severe right knee injury and that he is scheduled to have an MRI when the team gets back to Pittsburgh. DeCastro reportedly left the Steelers locker room on crutches with...
ESPN insider Adam Schefter reports Sunday morning that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro has a torn MCL, but the team isn't sure whether his ACL is also torn at this time. Not surprising being as he has yet to have an MRI.
As head coach Mike Tomlin indicated last night during his post game press conference, DeCastro is scheduled to undergo further testing...
ESPN insider Adam Schefter is now reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro suffered a dislocated right knee cap, a torn (MCL) medial collateral ligament and some damage to patellar tendon in the first quarter of the Saturday night preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.
There is a little bit of good news though, as Schefter reports that (ACL) anterior...
According to NFL.com, Steelers guard David DeCastro injured both his ACL and MCL during Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bills.
“Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard David DeCastro suffered injuries to his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in Saturday night’s preseason game and will be out awhile, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL...
Season 3, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and start by talking about the recent Pittsburgh Steelers news and that of course means that we have to talk about the knee injury suffered by David DeCastro, the first round of cuts, the Mike Wallace arrival and other hot talking point topics.
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Steelers rookie David DeCastro went down with a nasty looking knee injury tonight and there’s a good chance he suffered a torn ACL.
Mike Tomlin called DeCastro’s injury “potentially severe.” I’m told it’s prob ACL but won’t know till tomorrow.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) August 26, 2012
Defensive end Brett Kiesel on the other hand has a high ankle sprain.
The Pittsburgh Steelers may once again be dealing with a banged up offensive line. Last night, rookie right guard David DeCastro tore his MCL while pass blocking on the Steelers' second possession of the game. Adam Schefter reports that the team is hopeful the rookie didn't tear his ACL. If his ACL escaped injury, DeCastro could be back about half way through the season...
Lopsided win in third preseason game doesn't make up for loss of first-round draft pick David DeCastro. But, the Steelers march on.