David DeCastro fractured his hand

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s elbow is a little banged up after Week One and one of his blockers is also dealing with an injury.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said at his Tuesday media session that right guard David DeCastro fractured his hand during the tie with the Browns. He missed two snaps, but didn’t show any signs of serious injury during the game or after it came to an end.

Tomlin said the injury could limit DeCastro, but there are no shortage of instances of linemen playing through similar injuries. Assuming his ability isn’t heavily compromised, that would certainly be the Steelers’ preference for how things play out against the Chiefs this weekend.

Cornerback Joe Haden is dealing with a hamstring injury and defensive lineman Tyson Alualu hurt his shoulder against Cleveland.

14 responses to “David DeCastro fractured his hand

  1. Top-heavy salary structure like the Steelers keep doesn’t account for injuries very well due to lack of middle class. “Next man up” is usually a scrub. I’d say Steelers are headed towards 8-8 finish but they had a tie: 7-8-1 it is.

  2. Steelers need to put him on IR and take their losses. Maybe they can get another player roided up in time for Sunday.

  3. Steelers need to put him on IR and take their losses. Maybe they can get another player roided up in time for Sunday.

    Hopefully not as juiced up as Ray Ray was in Atlanta…..ya know where he killed two innocent guys.

  4. Being an offensive lineman they could put his hand in a cast that he could as a club, not ideal but sustainable.

  5. harryshavik says:
    September 11, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    Top-heavy salary structure like the Steelers keep doesn’t account for injuries very well due to lack of middle class. “Next man up” is usually a scrub.

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    Actually, not true at all. They have a good track record of identifying depth o-line guys and developing them into more than serviceable alternatives should someone go down. Munchak’s done a great job of that since he was hired. Thanks for the deep analysis, though.

  6. harryshavik says:

    Top-heavy salary structure like the Steelers keep doesn’t account for injuries very well due to lack of middle class. “Next man up” is usually a scrub. I’d say Steelers are headed towards 8-8 finish but they had a tie: 7-8-1 it is.

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    Nope. Kelvin Beachum, Chris Hubbard and Max Starks went on to have starting careers on other teams because the Steelers had the depth to let them go. BJ Finney is up next if any interior linemen misses time and will replace Ramon Foster next season so he can join the guys I mentioned above elsewhere.

  7. Next time I read on about some internet tough guy bad mouth NFL player or trying to compare the job they do to the ones NFL players do, just ask yourself, ” when was the last time you went to work with a fractured hand, at a job where using your hands are instrumental to completing your job.”

    Folks, stop comparing the jobs you do to athletes because no one cares about your job.

  8. So many inuries already. Best of luck to all players who got hurt this week. I don’t care what team you cheer for, seeing this many players go down this early really sucks

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