Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports on Sunday that he spotted Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro “walking briskly without a limp” as he left the Saturday game between WVU and Baylor.
DeCastro, who suffered a severe right knee injury in the Steelers preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, attended the game with his former teammate, and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, as both the Steelers and the Colts are on a bye this week.
Luck of course is the son of WVU Director of Intercollegiate Athletes, Oliver Luck.
DeCastro was placed on the Steelers injured reserve list and given the “designated for return” designation upon his placement on the list just prior to the regular season starting, which means that he can not play for at least eight weeks.
The Stanford product is just over five weeks removed from his injury, so it is hard to speculate when he will be ready to return despite his healthy appearance on Saturday.
Regardless, it is good news that he is getting around better and he looks certain to return in the second half of the season.