Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week One injury report:
The Steelers’ injury report is looking even cleaner than the G-Men’s this week, as only two of Pittsburgh’s 53-man roster were unable to go at Saturday’s final practice of the week.
One of those players was quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, although that was a coach’s decision and Big Ben figures to be in no danger of missing this Week One clash. Roethlisberger missed almost all of the 2019 season with a nasty elbow injury that put his career in real jeopardy, although rumor has it that he’s looked almost fully recovered during training camp.
Even though that leaves just one Pittsburgh Steeler in true danger of missing the team’s opening game, that one player is about as crucial as anyone else on the roster.
Offensive guard David DeCastro has been a vial part of the Steelers since being drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, as the massive offensive lineman has racked up five Pro Bowl and three All-Pro appearances in the last five years.
DeCastro is hurting from a knee injury and was ruled out earlier in the week. Veteran guard and former Philadelphia Eagle Stefen Wisniewski will slide into DeCastro’s place and he’s not short on experience having started on two of the last three Super Bowl champions’ offensive lines.
Speedy wideout Dionate Johnson missed practice as recently as Thursday as he battled a foot injury, but he was able to fully go on both Friday and Saturday and he figures to play at full speed on Monday night.