World news – US – Steelers lose starting offensive linemen Stefen Wisniewski, Zach Banner to injuries in win over New York Giants


Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner joined the local media’s scrum interview with Devlin Hodges on Wednesday to ask how open a player would have to be to, say, get a pass thrown to them. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)AP

Pittsburgh’s offensive line will likely undergo yet another makeover when the Steelers face Denver in their home opener Sunday.

The Steelers defeated the New York Giants 26-16 Monday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. and did so with an offensive line that featured three new starters.

Matt Feiler started at left guard and veteran Stefen Wisniewski replaced injured stalwart David DeCastro at right guard. Zach Banner won the starting right tackle job with a strong showing in the offseason.

But Wisniewski and Banner suffered potentially serious injuries late in the game with Pittsburgh finishing off its final touchdown drive.

Wisniewski, a Penn State grad who played with Kansas City, suffered a pectoral injury that forced him to leave the contest.

And then Banner left with what looked like a serious right knee injury shortly after Wisniewski was hurt. He was in tears as teammates consoled him on the sideline and then Banner was soon carted off the field.

The Steelers finished the game with rookie Kevin Dotson at right guard and Chukwuma Okorafor at right tackle. It’s unclear if DeCastro will be able to return against the Broncos.

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