Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

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.

author: will brinson

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