Report: Maurkice Pouncey Might Not Be Able To Play Sunday Versus Broncos

Mark Kaboly is reporting this afternoon via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey might not be able to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos in the AFC wild card due to his bad left ankle. Kaboly reports that Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said today that he is concerned that Pouncey won\’t be able to play Sunday because he felt sore after the practice on Wednesday. Kaboly quoted Pouncey as saying today, “I\’m sore. My ankle isn\’t feeling right.”

Pouncey originally suffered a high left ankle sprain against the Cleveland Browns in week 14 and it forced him to miss the next two games against the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams as a result. Pouncey did return to action this past Sunday against the Browns, but looked gimpy at times and not his normal nimble self. The left ankle is the same one he injured last year in the AFC Championship game against the New York Jets and that injury kept him out of the Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers as a result.

Should Pouncey not be able to go Sunday against the Broncos, Doug Legursky would likely get the start at center. Legursky is coming off of a shoulder strain suffered against the Rams that forced him to miss the final regular season game last week. Should that be the case, Chris Kemoeatu would likely get the start at left guard.

We will have more on the Thursday injury report when it is released later today.

  • pouncey is an injury prone, maybe the FO promote T Turner from PS

  • 2012_TheYear

    keeps looking worse and worse…..

  • kevin

    ridiculous response

  • You are getting sleepy…

  • Another genius move by Tomlin playing Pouncey in the Browns game when everyone knows a hobbled Pouncey is useless in the playoffs even if he could manage to play. TOmlin has made two huge blunders last week – playing Ben, but an even worse but less commented one was playing Pouncey who needs a lot more leverage on that ankle as a center. Why are most football people this idiotic when it comes to injury management? The goal is to win the SB, not be so panicky that you risk winning more than one playoff game just to get that first home playoff game. They could have just as easily won the Browns game with a healthy Batch and a healthy backup center. Pouncey and Ben should have dressed only for emergency purposes.

  • Guest39

    I don’t blame him for playing Ben vs. SF, a win there would’ve changed everything. But I agree, Ben and Pouncey should’ve sat versus Cleveland, prepare for the worst. Him sitting Ryan Clark might be a reflection of his acknowledgement not to push things for short term results.