He missed the Super Bowl with a left ankle injury. Now, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey’s availability for Week One at Baltimore could be in doubt.
Pouncey injured the same ankle in a goal-line pile up during the Steelers’ Saturday night home game against the Falcons.
The injury occurred after linebacker Lawrence Timmons returned an interception of Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan inside the five. But for some Don Beebe-style hustle from Falcons receiver Harry Douglas, Timmons would have scored.
The Falcons held firm, forcing the Steelers to settle for three. The far worse news for the Steelers is the injury to the new leader of their offensive line.
UPDATE (11:08 p.m. ET): Coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that Pouncey’s injury isn’t serious.