Pittsburgh’s rookie first round pick David DeCastro suffered an injury to both his ACL and MCL in last night’s game. It could be devastating, as we await word on the severity once a MRI is performed today. Pittsburgh’s offensive line had been a major need entering the offseason. DeCastro was thought to be an answer to that, as he fell to the Steelers in the first round after being projected as the top guard in the draft.
He will be out for a lengthy period of time, and the only question is whether he will miss his entire rookie year. If he does, it’s yet another blow to the running game in Pittsburgh, where Rashard Mendenhall is coming back from a knee injury as well, and where the team has battled numerous injuries.
[Update: He at least has a torn MCL, which would be a minimum of 8 games missed. If it is confirmed that the ACL has a tear as well he will be done for the season]
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