Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel told the media following the teams\’ 38-7 win against the Buffalo Bills Saturday night that the ankle injury that he suffered in the game is not a problem and that he expects to be ready for the season opener against Denver.
Keisel left the field in the first half and went to the locker room to be evaluated and did not return to the game. Head coach Mike Tomlin said during his post game press conference that the defensive end suffered a mild high ankle sprain and that they held him out as a precaution.
The injury to Keisel took place a short time after the team lost rookie right guard David DeCastro to what could wind up being a season ending right knee injury. ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that Stanford product tore the MCL in his knee and that the team was awaiting an MRI exam to see whether or not he tore the ACL in addition.
The only other injury in the game was to running back Isaac Redman, who suffered a stinger early in the first quarter of play. Redman was slow to get up after taking a shot on an early carry and was seen on the sideline having his neck and shoulder looked at by the training staff.
Redman, who also came into the game dealing with a minor hip injury, did return to action after suffering the stinger and even scored on a tough run off left guard in the second quarter. Tomlin did not even mention the Redman injury in his post game talk with the media.