Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro could miss three to five months with his torn MCL, dislocated kneecap and partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee, according to a report. His ACL is reportedly intact. The official diagnosis on DeCastro is expected on Monday.
DeCastro sustained the injuries when teammate Marcus Gilbert fell on his leg during the Steelers' 38-7 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. DeCastro was carted off the field after the play occurred on the second Steelers' drive of the game.
DeCasto was the No. 24 pick out of Stanford in the 2012 NFL Draft. Early in the preseason, the Steelers had thought of DeCastro as a regular-season starter but, depending on the results of his diagnosis, he could potentially miss the entire season.