Pittsburgh Steelers rookie David DeCastro suffered a serious injury in a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, and Ben Roethlisberger says it's the FieldTurf at Ralph Wilson Stadium to blame. DeCastro went down in the first half as his knee was bent sideways. He is reported to have an MCL tear, with doctors believing a season-ending ACL tear is a possibility.
Neal Coolong at SB Nation's Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain, examined Roethlisberger's claim:
While it's certainly a concern with others in the league, it's fair to point out the Steelers' starters have suffered four significant knee injuries in their last five games - NT Casey Hampton and LT Max Starks at Denver in last year's playoffs, and RB Rashard Mendenhall in Week 17 at Cleveland before DeCastro went down Saturday - but only DeCastro's came on FieldTurf.
DeCastro is expected to miss at least half the regular season. With a string of devastating knee injuries, Roethlisberger and his teammates may be looking for any answer they can find.