David DeCastro Injures MCL, ACL Tear to be Confirmed

Behind the Steel Curtain’s Neal Coolong is reporting (based on an ESPN tweet) that the Steelers have confirmed that rookie first round draft pick David DeCastro has an injured MCL. The team fears that he also has a torn ACL which will soon be determined by an MRI.

If DeCastro has only injured his MCL, he could conceivably return to action this fall. A torn ACL would send DeCastro to the injured reserve and he’d be lost for the year.

David DeCastro injured his knee and was carted off the field 6 plays into the Steelers 38-7 preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills. Both Willie Colon and Ben Roethlisberger have blamed Orchard Park’s Field Turf.

Dale Lolley however, reports that he thinks that DeCastro might have been tripped by Marcus Gilbert. To quote Lolley:

If that was the case, Gilbert has now taken out two starters this preseason. He fell across fullback David Johnson’s legs in the opener, ending his season with a torn ACL.

Now, if Marcus Gilbert could only start unleashing this tendency on defenders….

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