Ankle Injury Sidelines Steelers Center
Easily one of the top five worst scenarios occurred yesterday when the Steelers squared off with Green Bay at Heinz Field, Pro Bowl Center Maurkice Pouncey is lost for an indeterminate amount of time after a Green Bay Defender rolled up on his left ankle. Also lost for the season was Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson, who injured his ACL on a play where he wasn’t even touched. Loosing the anchor to your offense line is going to be challenge, but that is what Football is all about and if any team can overcome adversity, it’s the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Maurkice Pouncey has had his share of problems with significant ailments since entering the NFL as a first round pick in 2010, two years ago missing the entire season when Right Guard David DeCastro rolled up on his right leg in game one of that season. It was a fluke of a play, and certainly just part of football, but a collective Damn! could be heard resinating throughout Steeler Nation.
If there were a positive note to be culled from this it would be that we reached Super Bowl #43, and Super Bowl #45 with back up centers, won #43, lost #45. Back up Cody Wallace will man that position moving forward, though he is talented and has seen his share of reps with the first team, replacing Maurkice Pouncey will not be an easy task.