David DeCastro's Injury Could Be Serious

The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding their collective breath with regards to prized rookie David DeCastro.

The left guard was injured in the 1st quarter against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night and had to be taken off the field on a cart. On the play, DeCastro was defending against Marcell Dareus when he fell awkwardly and landed on top of his right leg.

After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin said the injury could be severe, according to Alan Robinson. Ben Roethlisberger did say that he's not sure about DeCastro's status, but his spirits are good.

If the Stanford product is out for an extended period of time, it could be a major blow to a Steelers offensive line that hasn't been solid in recent years.

The offense is already undergoing a lot of changes with first-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley's new scheme and Rashard Mendenhall recovering from a torn ACL. The loss of DeCastro would just compound those issues.

For more on the Steelers, please be sure to check out our blog Behind The Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh along with our Football Hub and SBNation.com.

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