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Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

Posted on: January 26, 2011 11:46 am
Edited on: January 26, 2011 6:02 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. EST: Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Pouncey is OUT for the Super Bowl.

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Even though Ben Roethlisberger can escape about any backfield predicament, it's still beneficial for the Steelers to have as many healthy bodies on the offensive line as possible. Which makes, if you're a Pittsburgh fan, the news that Maurkice Pouncey is struggling with his ankle injury, a bit disturbing.

Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider (Steelers' Scout site) tweeted Wednesday that Pouncey was "on crutches in a cast."

Even less appealing for Pittsburgh fans -- Wexell noted that Pouncey "doesn't know when he's going to get off" the crutches and "didn't want to talk about" his injury.

The follow-up to that was that it "appeared to be a hard cast" and it "didn't look good."

In other words, either Pouncey is faking to trick the Packers into preparing not to face him or he's gotten a diagnosis that gives the impression he's unlikely to recover in time for the Super Bowl.

Either that or someone in the public relations department just informed him that because he has to use a cast and crutches, he'll also be required to answer approximately 11,435,786 questions about his injury over the next week and a half.

As will his (potential) replacement Doug Legursky who, right or wrong, called his preparation "no different than a normal week" on Wednesday.



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Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

my bad dude,  I missed that.  sincere appologies.  You are right and I am a dumbass.



Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

Hey fellow why don't you read the full comment I posted were I identified the SAFETY, as an exception to Legursky's play. There were two points I was trying to make an you obviously don't get them or you troll around CBS looking to make useless comments like above. First I was giving the Steelers and Pouncy some props on the fact that their the true model of football during the Super Bowl era. They always seem to have a player waiting in the wings in case of injury or draft players that come in and fill in for lost players. Second I was trying to make the point that missing Pouncey in the Super Bowl will be a much bigger loss than the AFC Championship game. The Packers have 2 weeks to prepare and Dom Capers seems to be on top of his game were the Jets had to make in game adjustments to the injury.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

you are 100% right hbomb..ignorance..its a tough injury for anyone in football...but gullible people believe anything



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

More than likely if it is just a high ankle sprain he will play -----Steelman

Steelman............you have NO IDEA what you are talking about!! A high ankle sprain is the worst possible sprain there is.....NO WAY Pouncey plays!!!



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

LongerHorn, please don't smoke pot before posting! High ankle sprains have kept some athletes out upwards of 4 weeks if severe enough.

Internet courage is something else...


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