David DeCastro Injury: Fantasy Implications Of Reported MCL Tear

Aug 25, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive guard David DeCastro (66) is down injured during the first quarter in the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. DeCastro was taken off the field on a cart. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

David DeCastro may be out for the 2012 season with a potential ACL and MCL tear. We break down the fantasy implications.

Editor's Update: Adam Schefter is reporting DeCastro tore his MCL, dislocated his knee cap and suffered damage to his patellar tendon, but ACL is intact.

Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro could be out for the season after suffering torn MCL in his right knee during Saturday's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, according to reports. He is set to undergo an MRI on Sunday. If tests show that he has torn his ACL as well, the Steelers will be without the rookie for all of the 2012 season.

Analysis: An already shaky Steelers' running game took a major hit when DeCastro went down early in the game. Isaac Redman and Rashard Mendenhall are both risky picks come draft day, as they are both banged up and it is still unknown how carries will be split when Mendenhall is ready to return to the field. The Steelers also drafted Mike Adams out of Ohio State to help shore up the line, but both rookies have been somewhat disappointing in camp so far.

For more on DeCastro and the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain and head over to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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