Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard David DeCastro potentially could play prior to the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, according to several of his teammates.
DeCastro is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee on Wednesday to repair an injury he sustained during the team's game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night. It was originally described as potentially severe, but now appears to be less threatening.
Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette:
"It's sad, man, to see that happen," center Maurkice Pouncey said of DeCastro's injury, which occurred in the first quarter of Saturday night's game in Buffalo. "But it's a good thing it ain't season-ending. He'll be able to fight back toward the end of the year. He doesn't look down about it. He's accepted what happened and ready to move forward with it."
Pouncey also stated that DeCastro had not torn his ACL, which he viewed as a "major" development. Coach Mike Tomlin would not discuss the injury nor the team's plans for the rehab program.
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