Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro Still Sidelined On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now submitted their Thursday injury report and it includes a few changes from the one issued Wednesday.

Not practicing again on Thursday were guard David DeCastro (ankle) and cornerback Curtis Brown (not injury related). As far as DeCastro goes, there still seems to be hope that he will be able to practice Friday.

Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) practiced on a limited basis Thursday after being listed as not practicing Wednesday. It still appears as though his status will be questionable this week at best.

Nose tackle Steve McLendon (illness) returned to practice fully on Thursday after missing the Wednesday session because he was sick.

Tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) also practice fully on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.

Guard Ramon Foster (concussion) practiced fully after being limited Wedneday and he remains on track to play Sunday against the New England Patriots baring a setback.

Also practicing fully on Thursday were Lawrence Timmons (hand) and guard/tackle Guy Whimper (knee).

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  • Jeff

    It must suck to be a brown’s fan… every year football is meaningless after october…. this is an unfamiliar feeling…. still hope we clobber Brady

  • Matt Manzo

    Agree! This is such a weird time for us! I said last year that the Myans were right, missing the playoffs is the end of the world for Steelers fans. This year is worse! I’m not seeing any signs of a decent team. Destroying Brady would definitely be welcomed!

  • sean mcmartin

    I was thinking the same thing last week, The raiders have been sub par for 11 years now. I remember before Ben and after Bradshaw…
    Just hoping one of the QB’s they put in can manage a game and not lose it. having a Franchise QB is huge. not blocking for him and paying him the most is going to end his era.

  • Douglas Andrews

    A buddy of mine at work who’s a Raiders Fan joked with me about the loss sunday. So I reminded him that since the last time the Raiders had a wining season we’ve been to 3 SB’s…He told me that they would be happy with just an 8-8 season….Glad I’m a Steelers fan for sure!

  • r4kolb

    What is the Sean Spence situation? Have heard nothing since he originally started practicing again.

  • Josh Knepshield

    Hes been doing individual drills. He is looking up, but I think he ran into an injury of some kind, but hes back out there now. He should be activated next week.

  • Rick M

    The DeCastro injury is likely another example of Mike Tomlin’s disingenuousness when it comes to his discussion of injuries. Bell hurts his foot and Tomlin suggests it’s day to day. About five weeks later Bell returns to action. Wheaton breaks his finger and Tomlin suggests he might play the next week, and he’s heading into his fourth missed game.

    DeCastro likely has an ankle sprain. If it’s high ankle sprain it’ll be 3 to 4 weeks. If it’s less severe, 1-2 weeks. But no, Tomlin suggests he might play this weekend. Why don’t you try a touch of honesty Mike? “Obviously” with a 2-5 record it wouldn’t hurt you a heck of a lot.

  • SteveM2

    Tomlin’s taken some lessons about injury disclosure from Bellicheat, the master of obfuscation.

  • joed32

    Usually with a high ankle sprain the player would wear a boot but he seems to be walking without a limp and no boot. Doesn’t mean he will play this week but it doesn’t look long term either. I think he’ll play.

  • r4kolb

    Obfuscation (or beclouding) is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, willfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret.

  • r4kolb

    Thanx for the update.

  • Chad H

    After a back surgery I have a permanent pimp limp. I wonder if I could start on the OL?