David DeCastro Injury: Steelers right guard could be limited early in the week but no significant injury

Vincent Pugliese

The best Steelers offensive lineman this season may be limited early this week. He has a chance to play in Week 9 against New England, but the fact it doesn't appear to be a significant injury is good news.

The Steelers had to have breathed a sigh of relief upon learning the ankle injury suffered by Steelers right guard David DeCastro is not serious. While it may limit him in practice early in the week, he still has a chance of playing Sunday when the Steelers take on the Patriots in Week 9. DeCastro went down after playing about 2/3 of the Steelers offensive snaps in their loss to Oakland in Week 8. He's been getting stronger with each passing game, and his absence would be a significant blow to an up-and-down offensive line.

Left guard Ramon Foster suffered a concussion in the game, but has been cleared to practice in preparation for the game.

Offensive lineman Guy Whimper suffered a hyperextended knee, and he should play, according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

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