Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Healthy Enough To Play Golf On Monday

All signs continue to point toward Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey being ready for the start of the team’s offseason program as he was spotted playing a round of golf on Monday with his twin brother Mike Pouncey at charity event.

Pouncey, who suffered a broken fibula in the Steelers third preseason game last year, wound up spending the entire season on the Reserve/Injured list after being placed there with the designated to return tag after he reportedly had to undergo another procedure on his injured leg due to an infection setting in.

Strangely enough, Mike Pouncey is also working his way back from a surgery as well as he needed his hip worked on after the 2015 season ended. According to Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Pouncey twins look to be recovering well.

“They don’t know we’re out here today,” Mike Pouncey told Perkins. “So I guess they’ll find out in a little.”

It’s obvious that the Miami Dolphins are fully aware that Mike Pouncey was playing in the charity golf event as it was sponsored by them. We can only assume that the Steelers have no issues with Maurkice Pouncey playing a round as well.

As you can see in the pictures and video provided, Maurkice Pouncey appears to still have some sort of covering on his previously injured leg. With that said, it was recently reported that he’s not being limited now in his offseason workouts.

When the Steelers offseason practices get underway in several more weeks we’ll get a better idea as to whether or not Maurkice Pouncey will be limited when it comes to his level of participation and there’s currently no reason to think that he will be.

  • PittsburghSports

    Maurkice looks to be limping in the video accompanied with that link.

  • Peter MacDonald

    He’s not walking?! How’s that a limp?

  • SteelerFanInMD

    That cover on Markice’s leg looks like a compression stocking. I had to wear one when I was recovering from a broken fibula. My recollection is that it prevents swelling and blood clots.

  • PittsburghSports

    Let me guess, you didn’t go to the link and watch the accompanying video lol?

  • Jon Crissinger

    Nah he’s just got some swagger in his walk. Hahaha

  • ciscoNoDrink

    Charity Golf event AKA hoedown. He will be real healthy after this event.

  • PittsburghSports

    lol maybe so

  • The Notorious TOM

    I wear one on my knee when I play hoops. Mike’s wearing one in the picture as well, just tightens everything up and makes it feel more stable.

    You see alot of basketball and tennis players wear them on their arms for their elbows.

  • 6 ring circus

    Not a good look, but I’m going to trust in the medical people and the man himself. Long time till opening day.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    What kind of swing was that? Oh well. It’s a good cause.

  • pittfan

    He did seem to be walking gingerly on it.
    Not much of a golf swing either, but hey, when you’re a multi year all pro NFL center, your golf swing can be nonexistent and you still don’t suck

  • H.K. northern cali

    We need this guy back 100% to take bell-dwill to the next level!

  • AlexTushjr

    he just crip walking

  • 6 ring circus

    I want to lol…not sure tho.

  • rystorm06

    not saying much, even bo jackson could golf after his injury. let me know when he’s healthy enough to play football

  • Douglas Andrews

    Pouncey looks like he’s gotten himself into good shape since the injury.

  • srdan

    Something to be said about Harrison working as hard as he is, and this guy is on a boat and playing golf. Call me harsh, but one of them wants to be great.

  • JB Burgess

    I saw a normal walk.

  • gdeuce

    Pouncey has been the best at his position every year that he’s been healthy

  • srdan

    Let’s for a second say that I agree with you but I don’t. He is still not great as in teh category of Harrison.

  • The Notorious TOM

    It’s easy to take a snapshot out of context and call someone lazy. Maurkice isn’t as active as James is on social media, James posts a snap every time he does a curl or a squat but there are also plenty of pictures of James on celebrity Steeler cruises, fashion shows, and fancy hob-knob dinners.

    You can find Maurkice in alot of Steelers’ players’ gym videos. You’re miscategorizing him and James.

  • vasteeler

    i wish they would trade this guy, they have proven to be capable of winning without him for multiple years and his cap hit is humongous for a guy that is oft injured, could still probably get a 1st or 2nd rounder for him

  • WreckIess

    We would lose over 4 million in cap space by doing this and we’d lose one of the best players at his position. Why would we want to get rid of him again?

  • srdan

    Agreed, that is a valid argument. I’m only going off of what I see in the videos.

    However I don’t see Maurkice wanting to be great. I just don’t see that. I see it from Tuitt, Hayward, James, Ike working towards that goal. I just dont get the same fuzzy feeling from MP. But like you said, my argument hangs on what I see through social media.

  • vasteeler

    they would gain cap space in the future though, pouncey has only played 17 of the last 48 games not including playoffs, the steelers have been successful without him, his cap hit for the next 4 yrs is around $40mil for a center!! that money could be allocated to other positions, and i repeat the steelers have WON without him, even replacing him with nobody’s, as it stands they will stay in cap purgatory because they will have to keep pushing his salary into the future and we’ve seen how that strategy has strangeheld the organization in free agency

  • WreckIess

    We would have to restructure this year just to get back under the cap then we’d probably have to restructure again to pay the draft picks. Which will help put us deeper into the cap hell we were trying to escape from.

  • Limousine Liberal

    So he can walk around on grass, ride in a cart and stand still and swing a club…not sure that indicates very much at all. My grandfather played golf into his 90s…pretty sure he could not have played an NFL game.

  • vasteeler

    you make a great point, but my point is they will still feel that either way, they are not going to have a choice but to push his money into the future in the coming years, his cap hit last yr was a little over $4mil, this yr and every yr forward it jumps to over $10mil for the next 4 yrs, had the steelers not been capable of winning without him I wouldnt dare suggest this, but because they have i think its at least worth considering or at the very least asking him to take a paycut, i think timmons is more valuable to this team than pouncey and many have suggested outright cutting timmons

  • WreckIess

    The ones that have suggested getting rid of Timmons are wrong too. There’s no reason to get rid of one of the best Centers in the league at this point. Sure we may have won with lesser talent, we won a Super Bowl with Justin Hartwig, Darnell Stapleton, Kemoeatu, and Colon too, but that didn’t stop us from building a line that could protect the franchise. It’s all about keeping 7 clean and getting rid of elite talent won’t help that cause.

  • vasteeler

    i definitely agree on timmons, he’s far too valuable to get rid of, i’m in agreement with protecting ben but i think its easier to find a replacement at center than it is at the tackle or guard positions, but after its all said and done they will never trade pouncey anyway thats not the steelers style, unless he has a major infraction off the field

  • The Notorious TOM

    I don’t think Troy’s ever posted or been featured in anyone’s workout videos and we know he’s not lazy, I don’t even think Heath /has/ social media. There have been stretches of entire seasons where Maurkice posted on his instagram like once.

    When Maurkice isn’t getting his season robbed from him by freak accidents he’s out there being great. I’ve never seen him out of shape nor have I ever seen him take a play off, I’d wager he does plenty behind the cameras. He’s been elected a team captain for a reason.

  • Darren

    The only one that was walking was Mike Pouncey… I think you are looking at the wrong guy.