Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro And WR Markus Wheaton Listed As Not Practicing

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday as they now get ready to play the New England Patriots this coming Sunday. The first injury report of the week is now out.

Guard David DeCastro (ankle), nose tackle Steve McLendon (illness), cornerback Curtis Brown (not injury related) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) did not practice Wednesday.

DeCastro, according to Jim Wexell on Twitter, is walking without limp and said his ankle feels good. That certainly is good news and hopefully he can practice by the end of the week.

Guard Ramon Foster (concussion), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) were all limited Wednesday while guard/tackle Guy Whimper (knee) and linebacker Lawrence Timmons (hand) both participated fully.

Whimper being able to work fully after hyper-extending his left knee Sunday is also good news. That fact that Wheaton wasn’t able to practice is a bit discouraging, so we will have to wait and see if he remains sidelined for the rest of the week.

As far as linebacker Sean Spence goes, Ed Bouchette reported on Twitter that he was back doing drills on Wednesday so that too is encouraging.

I should also point out that tight end Richard Gordon, who missed the last two games with a great toe injury, is not on the injury report to start the week.

  • If Spence even dresses for a game that is determination.

  • dgh57

    Curtis Brown has been on the inactive list the last 2 weeks now, we sign Devin Smith to the PS, and now he didn’t practice today. We will see as the week moves on but things don’t look so good for C. Brown.

  • Steve

    What’s up with Ben and Millers non injury related problems?

  • SteelersDepot

    it’s called taking it easy on them

  • Steve

    I thought they may be sick or something – Thanks.

  • MC

    Ben looks like he could use these practice sessions judging by some of his performances this year.

  • EricR

    How has Spence looked at practice? Has anyone seen how he looks on the field since the injury? I’m cheering for this guy

  • steeltown

    I saw a video of him doing some light drills (before the hand injury) and he looked good, obviously it was not full contact or even full game speed, but he looked pretty good to me

  • IR

    I agree. either that or let the next man up start.