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Around the AFC North (8/25): David DeCastro Suffers Knee Injury

Steelers OG David DeCastro was carted off on Saturday with a knee injury.
Steelers OG David DeCastro was carted off on Saturday with a knee injury.

We haven't reported on a lot of news from around the division lately, but this one seemed like it could be pretty significant: Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive guard David DeCastro suffered a knee injury during Saturday night's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. From SB Nation:

Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro left Pittsburgh's game against the Bills with a knee injury. Just minutes after kickoff, DeCastro was carted off the field after what appeared to be at least a hyperextension, if not something more serious.

Here is the play that DeCastro was injured on:

DeCastro was the 24th overall pick in the draft, but was considered the top offensive guard and was expected to be a major contributor for the Steelers this season. Head coach Mike Tomlin might have an update on DeCastro's status following the conclusion of the game. If DeCastro's injury turns out to be serious, it would not be a great start for Pittsburgh's young offensive linemen, as offensive tackle Mike Adams has struggled to win a starting role.

Defensive end Brett Keisel also left the Bills game with an ankle injury, but it's not known if that would keep him out of any regular season action.

UPDATE (10:40 PM): Reports on Twitter indicate that Tomlin says DeCastro's injury is potentially severe and that he will be getting an MRI. He left the the stadium on crutches and with a large brace on his right knee.