Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Carted Off With Right Knee Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been carted off with a right knee injury early in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans.

Pouncey was rolled up on by guard David DeCastro, who was visibly upset after the play.

Kelvin Beachum will now take over at center as Cody Wallace is inactive for the game.

UPDATE: Pouncey went to the hospital for an MRI and it is not looking good for him.. The fear is that he tore a ligament.

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  • Matt Manzo

    Afte

  • SteelersDepot

    Stay classy

  • Catz27

    Good thing we have our IR Designated spot if he goes down for a while! D’oh.

  • Amuzon12

    This has to be the weirdest start to a game I have ever or will ever witness! Well wishes to Pouncey. DeCastro has to be so upset with himself!

  • Matt Manzo

    I’m tryn but this start is horrific! Losing Pouncey is such a bummer and I could handle it if Decastro “rolled up on his leg” but he dove head 1st directly into the knee!

  • Christopher Wilkes

    What was DeCastro thinking on that play? I just don’t get it. He was going after the defender’s legs that Pouncey was already engaged with. Absolutely stupid. I thought Tomlin preached heads up football. This is what we were fearing would happen the entire season and it happens on the first drive. Thank goodness we have Beachum.

  • T R

    mistakes happen just hope pouncey ok, he off to hospital for MRI

  • Mkeller

    Doesn’t matter if you stay positive. Titans are not a good defense and the line can’t run or pass block. The writing has been on the wall the entire offseason. The 2 Oline injuries they can’t afford. Center and left tackle and one has already occurred. RIP Ben.

  • Matt Searls

    We will be fine. Relax guys

  • Mkeller

    Ummm….he’s not.

  • Mkeller

    Think Ben is having fun? What a pity.

  • Matt Manzo

    I know it’s way too early, but I HATE winning these kinda games by just squeaking by. I just wanna see us take the field with some authority!

  • sean mcmartin

    I am a diehard fan of the Steelers..
    Always will be.
    This team went 0-4 in the preseason and it is not getting any better , Redman, Gay, need to be cut, need o-line from somewhere or ben is done.
    wait until they play a top tier team. It will be ugly to watch.
    Tomlin needs to go badly. Ben doesnt even look like hes fired up to play and with his last pick, he is playing like it

  • Mkeller

    I wouldn’t put this one in the win column just yet. I’ll take a win no matter the score. But if you hate watching ugly football I’d turn this off and tune back in 2 years.

  • sean mcmartin

    On a positive note..Jarvis jones looks like a future star..good pick for colbert..

  • T R

    no we wont… u watchin game lol

  • T R

    far from win column.. closer to losing column at this point the way they running over us.

  • Bob Loblaw

    Nothing like the smell of week 1 panic.

  • sean mcmartin

    DeCastro was trying to cut block Pouncey’s guy and when he launched , Pouncey was turned to the wrong angle, And he took his leg out.

  • Mkeller

    Sadly 7 pts may be enough for the Titans.

  • Mkeller

    Colbert was due

  • Mkeller

    I started to panic when they decided that line with those RBs was a good idea. How can a team so tight to the cap be so woeful on offense. The “D” is fine but when you’re on the field all day you will give up points.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    Garbage.

  • sean mcmartin

    They have no fire in their guts to play like Steelers. no TD’s in first half.
    no TD’s in preseason..it makes sense they are getting shut out, Except for the one Titan gaff..

  • walter mason

    I dont see the game here in Florida but I was shocked that we used our one and only Injured to Return tag on Spaeth. Absolutely shocked. And you cant blame that on DeCastro.

  • Mkeller

    Keystone Cops.

  • walter mason

    No TDs in all of pre-season? That does sound bad. Maybe our defense can win it for us.

  • sean mcmartin

    Who are you kidding Bob? They looked bad in preseason and they look bad now.
    No scores, no drives, no run game, Pouncey out,
    no run game again. ben has been sacked four times,,

  • Mkeller

    The look on Bens face says it all.

  • Mkeller

    Defense is wearing down. Ryan Clark looks injured. Bad, bad, bad.

  • walter mason

    I cant see the game. Can someone give me an update?

  • Mkeller

    Yes. Pitt being shutout in home opener by bad defense. Didn’t get a 2nd half 1st down until the 4th qtr then went 3 and out. Locker missing wide open WRs or game would be a blow out. Do you know there are literally a hundred ways to watch the game out of market. Come on man!

  • walter mason

    Yea I know the options but Im leaving to work in the Everglades tommorrow for 5 months and there will be no internet signal at the job location. I will not even have the Depot lol unless I drive 40 miles. Thanks for the update. I will get the results soon enough.

  • kakello34

    This team sucks. For the last couple years its been the same old crap. They dress 7 lineman and someone gets hurt like the first play. Then we listen to tv commentators discuss how the Steelers only have one healthy lineman left.

  • Pavlo Darcangellis

    Fire Todd after the game.

  • Mkeller

    Trust me dude….you didn’t want to see this. Ben did just throw a TD to make it a 7 pt game with 1:23 left. On side kick coming.

  • Pavlo Darcangellis

    Steelers call Tebow to help Ben with this sideshow

  • walter mason

    Sounds sad. I will read all about it here at the Depot. thanks

  • Mkeller

    That was an utter disgrace.

  • walter mason

    Is it too early to talk about bringing back Malecki, Starks and Dwyer?

  • T R

    Ok I’m done with football. Direct tv cancel my Sunday ticket. Go #serena. #tennis is on

  • Christopher Wilkes

    Yes you can. Look at the replay and explain how that isn’t one of the most idiotic things you’ve seen.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    I’ve watched the replay over and over. If DeCastro actually connected with the defender I think it would’ve been a penalty. I can’t understand why he took a shot like that. If he didn’t injure Pouncey then he coulda very easily injured the defender. Just crap football. Completely disgusted right now.

  • LucasY59

    the IR designated to return was not wasted on Spaeth, Spaeth’s injury will be healed and he will have time to be ready to play when he comes back. Pouncey won’t be healed until the start of next years training camp after this injury.

  • LucasY59

    It wouldn’t have been a penalty, but cut blocking should be Banned! it’s very dangerous for the Defensive player, and apparently is dangerous to the offensive players as well

  • walter mason

    Not wasted but I thought saving it for an offensive lineman would have been a better decision. In this case it wouldnt help with Pouncey but we didnt know when I posted… Teams really should be allowed to bring back injured players like baseball.

  • walter mason

    I agree cut blocking should be banned.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    I’m not an expert, but the defender was engaged with Pouncey the whole time. If DeCastro goes to cut block the defrender while he’s already being blocked by Pouncey at the same time then I’m pretty sure that’s a ‘chop block’ and a 15 yard penalty.

  • LucasY59

    Not in the NFL (Its not allowed in high school and I think college, because its dangerous) if it is two Lineman “Blocking” the defender one can be high and the can go low. (ravens did it a bunch to the Steelers last year) If it is a running back cutting a defender it is a illegal chop block.

  • hp b

    Ever hear of a radio?