Steelers hopeful David DeCastro will return this season

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Even though Pittsburgh Steelers rookie guard David DeCastro suffered a serious knee injury, he won’t be placed on season ending injured reserve, in hopes that he’ll be able to return at some point this season.

“Barring any unforeseen complications from knee surgery scheduled for Wednesday, David DeCastro will not be placed on injured reserve as the Steelers are holding out hope that the rookie first-round pick will be ready to return for the second half of the season,” wrote Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“Fortunately, he’s not done for the year,” said Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler. “It is going to be a long comeback for him, but just the fact that it wasn’t something devastating that ended his year (is positive.)”

The Steelers offensive line has struggled over the past few years, if they can get DeCastro back at some point this season, it could be a nice lift for them.