Report: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Says His Surgically Repaired Knee Is “Great”

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.

  • Callentown

    I hope he can be ready in time to make the most out of Munchak’s coaching. Can always use a stronger O-Line anchor and Pouncey is just that, the anchor of this line.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    That’s good to hear. Spend your time in Pittsburgh dealing with the same doctors and trainers you have been rehabbing with, getting stronger. As a bonus there is less potential for getting into trouble in Pittsburgh as opposed to Miami nightlife.

    Munchack is going to make several of these guys absolute studs. Take that to the bank!

  • JohnB

    Wonder if Decastro contributed to any of those rehab bills.

  • dgh57

    This is good to hear since I’ve been wondering how his knee rehab has been coming along. He’s had a 3 months head start on Miller as far as the length of time on his rehab so barring any set backs hopefully he’ll be good to go when the season starts.

  • PA2AK

    I actually see DeCastro becoming the anchor. He may not have the raw natural athletic ability that Pouncey does, but David has some serious intangibles. The intelligence, work ethic, nose to the grindstone type mentality. It may take some time to prove out, but I’m looking forward to DeCastro’s career much more so than Pouncey.

  • Callentown

    I can understand that. I’m one of the people who are still waiting on DeCastro to pull it all together. I see him needing to get stronger still. And that horrible miss causing Pouncey’s injury is about the worst miss I’ve ever seen on a block.

    But the work ethic you mention is clearly there and something to rest your hat on. He should be good for a long time.

    I worry from time to time about Pouncey and his ‘friends’ and brother. Good to hear he’s in Pittsburgh instead of Miami.

  • steeltown

    Was thinking the same thing about him staying in Pittsburgh..

  • srdan

    can we get sean spences heartbeat next?

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Alex Mack (C) just signed a 5 year deal with the Jags. We’ll know how much it is shortly. And whether or not the Browns match it.

    That should give us a good idea of what Pouncey wants…

  • Sid

    Hmmmm… whats there not like about pouncey other than he was rolled up by DeCastro and hes been to 3 PBs already?

  • PA2AK

    Not sure what you’re getting at. Didn’t say I don’t like Pouncey. He’s a solid athlete. Certainly overrated, though. Nonetheless, solid when healthy. I was only speaking to the “anchor” comment. I just don’t see Pouncey as taking the leadership role. His immaturity is actually my biggest dislike of him if we want to get into his negatives. I was more talking about the bigger positives in DeCastro.

  • PA2AK

    And lets not get started on the illegitimacy and insignificance of Pro-Bowl invites anymore.

  • Big White

    Good. Keep your mouth shut and have a pro bowl year. After your pathetic “Free Hernandez” hat stunt, i’m just not feeling the Pouncey mojo anymore. Twice as smart by half.