Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were in worse condition than Amanda Berry when they emerged from at least nine years in captivity at the home of Ariel Castro, sources told Reuters.
Castro, accused of their kidnap, appeared to treat Berry better than the other two, the sources added.
"There is a reason why you have only seen a picture of Amanda (Berry)," said one of the sources, referring to the condition of DeJesus and Knight.
"One of the girls has difficulty moving her head around from being chained up," said one of the sources. The second source identified DeJesus as the woman suffering this injury.
"It was like they were POWs (prisoners of war). They had bed sores from being left in positions for extended lengths of time," a source said.
Two brothers of the man accused of kidnapping and raping three teenagers in the US state of Ohio have said they hope he suffers in jail.
The man accused of kidnapping three Ohio women could face the death penalty if he is found guilty of new charges prosecutors may bring.
Ariel Castro has been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three of rape after three Ohio women were held captive for nearly a decade.