The right ankle injury suffered Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders will more than likely prevent him from playing this coming Sunday against the New England Patriots.
DeCastro, who was rolled up on from behind in the third quarter Sunday as a result of a block by wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, didn't sound like he would be ready to play this week in a Tuesday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan.
"I’ll do my best to get back as soon as possible," DeCastro said.
#Steelers G David DeCastro, on his 93.7 The Fan spot this a.m. on his ankle injury: "I’ll do my best to get back as soon as possible."
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 29, 2013
Should both DeCastro and Guy Whimper, who suffered a left knee injury earlier in the game, be unable to play, the Steelers will likely have to start Kelvin Beachum and Cody Wallace at the two guard spots if Ramon Foster is unable to return from the concussion that he suffered in the game. That would also mean that Mike Adams would start at left tackle. In addition, Chris Hubbard and Joe Long could be promoted from the practice squad come the end of the week.
Head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to update the status of all injured players during his Tuesday afternoon press conference.