Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro Ruled Out For Patriots Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report for the week for the Sunday game against the New England Patriots and it includes some bad news in regards to the offensive line.

Guard David DeCastro (ankle) was unable to practice once again and as a result has been ruled out for the game. DeCastro suffered a right ankle last Sunday against the Oakland Raiders when  a player that was blocked by wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery fell into him from behind.

With DeCastro now ruled out, Guy Whimper (knee) is expected to get the start at right guard. Whimper practiced fully once again on Friday and is listed as probable. Like DeCastro, Whimper left the game against the Raiders early in the second half after suffering a hyper-extended left knee.

Despite being limited again on Friday, wide receiver Markus Wheaton was ruled out for the Patriots game. This will be the fourth straight game the rookie has missed since suffering a broken finger in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Also ruled out on Friday was cornerback Curtis Brown (not injury related), who is currently dealing with some undisclosed personal issues.

Practicing fully again on Friday and listed as probable are guard Ramon Foster (concussion), nose tackle Steve McLendon (illness), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) and linebacker Lawrence Timmons (hand).

  • Mike Sweeney

    This blows!!!!!!

  • Eric

    If we had a blue chip left tackle, everyone got healthy and we practiced a blocking scheme in camp that we actually use during the season, we would have a very good offensive line.

  • NW86

    So will they activate someone from the PS for depth, or only dress 7 OL? If they were activating someone, I would have expected to hear about it today.

  • SG

    And the hits just keep on coming.

  • chris ward

    Hope Decastro’s ankle injury is not going to put him out for consecutive weeks.

  • HarryBackside

    So much for capitalizing on the Bengals Thursday night loss.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    DeCastro not playing is not a surprise. Hope he gets better soon.

  • Jeff

    More good news????? We’ve had TOO much good news lately with the steelers…….

    Ugh… hope yinz caught the sarcasm…..

    If you didn’t, I feel sorry for ya 🙂


    Game, set, match. Stick a fork in us, we’re done.

  • Riverstko

    Now thats whats important. Hope he gets better.

  • Riverstko

    Still dont think we need to use a first round draft pick on a o tackle. Do we need our whole oline to be ALL 1st rounders to be good?!

  • WilliamSekinger

    Sorry, but some (emphasis on some) Steeler fans are starting to sound like Ravens fans of years past. “If only we had…” [Fill in the blank]. Lately it’s been a ‘fist round’ or ‘Blue chip’ tackle. They won 2 superbowls with Max Starks… a 3rd rounder who couldn’t run block to save his life. The Steelers offensive line needs to play together in the same system and avoid the injury bug for the better part of a year, and they will be fine.

    BTW hate the news about Decastro, but at least it’s just an ankle. The news could have been much worse, like out for the year.

  • Chris Wilkes

    Max was good when his body could keep up.