Steelers Injury Report: David DeCastro And Guy Whimper Might Be Able To Play Against Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon and he updated the injury report heading into the week as the team prepares to take on the New England Patriots this Sunday,.

Tomlin said wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) is being evaluated to determine his level of participation this week in practice. Guard David DeCastro (ankle) will be limited early this week in practice and might have an opportunity to play Sunday. Guard Ramon Foster (concussion) has been cleared by the doctors to practice and how he does will dictate which way they go with him. They will do what is appropriate with him.

Guy Whimper (knee) suffered an hyper-extended knee this past Sunday and he could be limited during the early portion of the week as well. Tomlin did say, however, that they do expect him to be available to not only practice but play against the Patriots.

Nose tackle Steve McLendon (illness) was sent home Monday as he was sick. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons (hand) continues to work through his broken hand, but it didn’t limit his participation at all this past week, according to Tomlin.

  • dgh57

    Well, at this point certainly good news that no one has been ruled out!

  • Eric

    Good news, but I am having trouble getting excited for the game, especially with so many relatives in Boston.

  • steeltown

    Wow.. surprising

  • TheBlitz

    I actually have the feeling the steelers will play much better this weekend and could possibly win the game.

    Against strong competition/rivals they always tend to bring their best and play hard ball. Against “inferior” (we are actually a bad team) we play very poorly. Unfortunately this is what we’ve become accustomed to in recent years.

    They will look good against the pats but then lose against the bills and browns, etc…

  • NW86

    Wow, much better news than expected 48 hours ago! Sounds like Foster and Whimper should be able to suit up at least. I wonder if they will still make a roster move with a few guys banged up – you would think they would want to dress 8 again with all the bumps and bruises. It’s time for Richard Gordon to go anyway.

  • Dan

    Foster and Whimper back this week? Oh goody!

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Encouraging news. If DeCastro, Foster and Whimper can’t play, hopefully it will only be for one game.

  • HopalongCassidy

    Since the Steelers have the third lowest scoring offensive in all of football, my question is….regardless of who plays on the line, will the Steelers be able to score more than about 6 points ? If so and the D can hold Brady to 3 points, the Steelers have a great chance to win Sunday. Otherwise…not so much.