Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 8/26/12
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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