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Report: Willie Colon Expected To Miss Rest Of Regular Season With Knee Injury


Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon left the game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers with a left knee injury and did not return.

Head coach Mike Tomlin didn\’t elaborate about the injury during his post game press conference but Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports via Twitter that the Steelers do not expect Colon to play the rest of the season.

Colon sat out the last two games leading up to Sunday with a bruised knee suffered in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens back in week 11 and it has needed draining more than once since that time.

Dulac goes on to say that the plan right now is to have center Maurkice Pouncey continue to play left guard and Doug Legursky to play center the rest of the season.

The Steelers also have rookie guard David DeCastro as an option in addition as he has dressed the last couple of games since being removed from injured reserve designated to return list. Surely DeCastro has had enough time to get back into football shape since returning to practice.

The Steelers entire offensive line had a rough game in the loss Sunday and the knee injury suffered by Colon certainly did not look good on the replay.

Expect Tomlin to be asked about this during his regularly scheduled Tuesday press conference.

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  • RW

    Can we get a year when we don’t have half of our o-line decimated by injury?

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    Dave, in your opinion is it really a better option to move an all pro center who really struggled at guard today or start Decastro? Thank you

  • SteelersDepot

    I would try DeCastro at LG so he can run the power to the right & leave Pouncey at center.

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    My thoughts exactly, he can get his feet wet and hopefully play some playoff football. 3rd straight season on IR for Colon, you have to feel for the guy. You know the talk will start, but with the way Foster has been playing and a new O-line coach coming in you have to wonder about his tenure with the team? Might come down to what kind of deal Foster wi

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.duncan.77 Steve Duncan

    I heard Colon and Leftwich are going into business together after retirement… They are opening a china shop since both are made of glass.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Colon just restructured so it is unlikely (not impossible) he goes anywhere. Besides, he provided almost an entire year of good football before being cut down by Suggs.

  • Andrew Grigsby

    Thats dumb to move Pouncey to LG if DeCastro is healthy. I don’t get why DeCastro didn’t play today when Colon got hurt?? This team makes my head hurt.

  • JT

    Really tough to pin his injuries this year on him. Gilbert and Suggs have destroyed our line this year.

  • JT

    Just enough injuries to be frustratingly close to their potential, not enough to be okay with mediocrity.

  • zyzak

    Well if the Chargers can pull 3 guys off the street and win why can’t the Steelers? Kugler must go now

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.duncan.77 Steve Duncan

    He’s gone after the season anyway.

  • Edward Nestor

    Won’t miss much with fat Willie gone. Hurt the last two years and getting a big paycheck. Hope next year he’s not on the team. A total waste. Only thing he did good since being here helping Ben during his women problems.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Colon was barely even touched when he got hurt. Steelers overrate his toughness. And seems the past several years he spent more games on bench hurt than played. Cant count on him. Better bring in a left guard next offseason.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    I hate to admit it but thats been my impression too.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    Dump him. When he’s not hurt, he’s a penalty machine.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    It seems like his injuries all started right after they resigned him. Hmmm

  • TrueSteelerForLife

    Colin didn’t restructure, in fact I believe the steelers asked him to take a pay cut, and he refused

  • steeltown

    I agree, they atleast need to restructure Colon (again), if not release him outright (pending the amount of dead money) Can you believe he will be due $7million a season in 2013 & 2014 and then over $8million in 2015… NO WAY is this guy worth it. He’s a nasty OLineman, I’ll give him that, but he cant stay healthy! Think of the extra money they’ll have to spend elsewhere by releasing him. Plus they’ll need to give Pouncey an extension sooner than later

  • steeltown

    He restructured to lower his cap hit this year, but he’s due over $22million over the next few seasons

  • Primanti05

    Marcus Gilbert would like to invest in that business also…..

  • Primanti05

    Pouncey is not playing at a high level either…

  • Primanti05

    False start, GunsDontKillWoodleyKills, 5 yard penalty…..
    Holding, GunsDontKillWoodelyKIlls, 10 yards from the spot of the foul…..

  • WilliamSekinger

    He did restructure. The article was posted on this site. 2/21/2012

  • NW86

    He did restructure, but it wasn’t a pay cut. He just got most of his salary changed into a signing bonus, because the Steelers can spread the cap hit out over the life of the contract that way. Unfortunately, what that means now is that if they were to cut him after this season, there would be a big “dead money” hit against the cap in 2013.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Yep his salary next year is too much. I think I had read that if cut him the cap hit next year wuld be too much. If thats the case Steelers shuld request he take a pay cut, I think Steelers have done that to a few players before.
    Ok i see the hit $ amt is probably described by other posters elsewhere on here.

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