There is yet another report now this afternoon on the status of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro as Mike Florio reports via PFT that the first round draft pick is expected to miss three-to-five months with various injuries in his right knee per the dreaded “source”.
The official results of the MRI that DeCastro was scheduled to have today around lunch time are still not known, but it appears that the earlier report today by ESPN insider Adam Schefter, that stated DeCastro suffered a torn MCL, a dislocated kneecap, and a partially torn patellar tendon, is still holding water as being the nature of the injury that he suffered on the Steelers second offensive drive Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills.
Three-to five months is still a pretty broad time frame, but even if the low end of three months holds true, it would be hard to imagine that the Steelers would be wiling to hold a roster spot open for DeCastro that long. If it would be shorter than three months, then that would likely be a time frame that could probably be dealt with.
Like all of these other previous reports, we once again caution that nothing has been announced by the team other than head coach Mike Tomlin calling the injury that DeCastro suffered as being potentially severe.