Pittsburgh Steelers News and Rumors: Multiple Players Set to Have Surgery This Offseason, David DeCastro, Marcus Gilbert, Ryan Shazier, Mike Mitchell

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Jan 20, 2016 03:41 PM EST
DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball in the fourth quarter past NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers during the game at Heinz Field on September 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."

It is being reported that at least 6 players on the Steelers roster will have surgery this week to repair nagging injuries that they suffered throughout the season.

Even the Steelers punter will be sidelined 4-6 months with shoulder surgery. Even though the Steelers are out of the running for the Super Bowl player health has got to be a key concern for this team as they have suffered a ton of injuries this season. One thing that is lucky is that DeAngelo Williams who was injured for a large portion of the regular season will not need offseason surgery and should return to full health shortly.

Role players Mike Mitchell and Matt Spaeth were not so lucky. Spaeth the Steelers primary blocking tight end will have a knee scope; this should sideline him for about 3-4 weeks while Mitchell will be sidelined 4-6 months due to shoulder surgery.

The Steelers offensive line is also dealing with several issues, both David DeCastro and Marcus Gilbert will have arthroscopic ankle surgery that will hold them out of any physical activities for 3-4 weeks. Lastly Steelers Star rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier will also have a knee scope which puts his time of recovery around 3-4 weeks. 



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