It’s been seven months now since Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee during the 2013 season opener against the Tennessee Titans and it appears as though his rehab is going just fine.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday during his online chat that he ran into Pouncey earlier in the day and that the Steelers center told him that his surgically repaired knee is “great”.
Bouchette also says that Pouncey has been rehabbing all offseasn in Pittsburgh as opposed to Miami, where he normally trains this time of year.
2014 is a contract year for the Steelers former first-round draft pick and Bouchette says he hasn’t heard about any extension talks as of yet. However, that’s not too surprising considering that Pouncey is coming off of a serious injury. In addition, the Steelers normally start discussing contract extensions with players during training camp.
The Steelers first phase of offseason workouts get underway later on this month with the first OTA sessions scheduled to begin May 27-29. By the time the third set of OTA practices begin on June 9-12, Pouncey will still only be nine full months removed from his injury date, so the Steelers will more than likely keep him limited until training camp rolls around.
While it is hard to speculate this far out, there is probably a good chance that Pouncey begins training camp on the Active PUP list just as precaution.