Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey played all of one snap in the 26-23 loss Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans and the early word is that the MCL injury that he suffered to the right knee will not be a season ender.
Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that several Steelers players said that they don\’t believe the injury is serious. “I\’ve been through games like that,” left guard Willie Colon told the paper. “Thank God there\’s no season-ending things.
Pouncey was injured when his right leg got trapped under falling right tackle Marcus Gilbert. It also didn\’t help that left guard Colon finished his block by pushing his man over the top of the pile.
Head coach Mike Tomlin said during his post game press conference that the injury was an MCL of some description that needs to be evaluated. That MRI evaluation will likely take place on Friday, if it hasn\’t already.
The Steelers do not play again until a week from Sunday night, so depending on the severity of the sprain, if indeed that ends up being the diagnosis, there might be a chance that Pouncey can play in that game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Below is an animated gif of the injury.