Josina Anderson from ESPN reported today via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey had his cast removed from his left ankle today in Indianapolis and that the doctors are making him wear a boot and use his crutches for a little while longer. Pouncey, who missed the Steelers AFC Wild Card Game against the Denver Broncos because of his injury, had surgery on that left ankle in mid January. He was forced to also miss the Pro Bowl as a result.
After getting his cast removed today in Indy, Maurkice Pouncey told me t/ docs are making him wear a boot & kp t/ crutches for a bit.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 24, 2012
Pouncey originally hurt the ankle back in the 2010 AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets and it was serious enough to keep him out of the Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers. He re-injured the same left ankle against the Cleveland Browns back in week 13 last season and it forced him to miss the next two games as a result. He returned to play in the season finale against the Browns, but aggravated the injury yet again in the week of practice leading up to the game against the Broncos.
Pouncey and his twin brother Mike Pouncey are reportedly at the NFL combine this week in Indianapolis to support former University of Florida teammate Chris Rainey, who lived with them while they all attended Lakeland High School together back in Florida.