The ankle injury suffered by Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey in the AFC Championship Game may have been even more severe than previously realized.
Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that Pouncey has a broken bone in his left ankle in addition to the high ankle sprain that had previously been reported.
The Steelers haven’t ruled Pouncey out of Super Bowl XLV, but Steelers players have said they expect to be without him. Pouncey is currently on crutches and his ankle is in a cast.
Assuming Pouncey is out, Doug Legursky will start at center against the Packers. Legursky struggled after Pouncey got hurt against the Jets, and he would seem to be a very bad matchup with Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji.