Steelers Injuries: Steelers Lose Sean Spence, David DeCastro, And David Johnson, But How Bad Is It?

Mark Kaboly argues that, despite serious knee injuries to David DeCastro, David Johnson and now Sean Spence, the Steelers' injury situation this preseason "could've been a lot worse."

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You never want to see anybody be lost for the season in the meaningless preseason, but it could've been a lot worse. Although depth has now been compromised by injuries, losing Johnson (a FB/TE hybrid) and Spence (rookie who was only going to see action on special) teams isn't a season-altering event. Sure, the Steelers could've used DeCastro in the interior of their OL, but he likely will be back by the November ...

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That's not wrong, but another way of looking at it, as a friend put it to me last night, is that the Steelers are roughly back to where they started before last year's draft, after having lost two of their first three draft choices for significant periods of time. When one watches so many players suffer serious injuries in preseason games, one wonders if some forward-thinking team is trying to dream up some way of ditching the preseason entirely and prepare their players in some other way. I doubt it, of course -- preseason games help a. But I bet there's some coach out there who wishes he could do it.

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For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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