Maurkice Pouncey injures his left ankle, again

AP

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.

33 responses to “Maurkice Pouncey injures his left ankle, again

  1. So this is why we hate GODell….

    Just watched a play – Ben gets his helmet ripped off and the Steeler’s get penalized for holding….

    What a joke….

  2. The first poster must be a fan of a division rival. The only way Cincy, Cle or Balt has a chance to beat Pitt is from Steeler injuries.

  3. brucehumbert,

    Defenses will never get penalized for hitting Ben late. Those rules are only for Brady, Peyton, Brees, and several other QBs. Ben gets hit late all the time and I don’t think he’s gotten a roughing the passer call since his rookie year.

    Goodell makes the rules up as he goes along and also has special rules for special players. I watched a defensive lineman swat at the ball in Peyton’s hand, miss, tap Peyton’s helmet and get a 15 yard penalty. However, the Steelers/browns game before the Steelers/Arizona SB, a browns play launched his helmet into Ben’s back (knock him out of the game) and no call.

  4. As a Dolphin fan my first reaction was it was Mike. Steelers have enough depth on their line where it wouldn’t be to big of a blow to lose Maurkice for a short time. On the other hand if Miami lost Mike Pouncey for a little bit it would be a MAJOR blow.

  5. Refs allow Ben R to get beat up without flagging him? And the Steeler offensive line has “depth”??? WTF? These Pittsburgh fans defy credulity! Next they’ll tell you that THEY got hosed by refs’ calls in the Super
    Bowl against Seattle! Give me a BREAK!!! When crappy calls (like about 4 of them in the SB against Seattle) go their way, it’s “no problem.” But let one call go against them and they cry and snivel like spoiled kids. Enjoy your vaunted team for about another year or so, after which get ready for a total rebuild as you aging defense retires to assisted living and your “deep” offensive line finally gives up over 150 sacks a year of the oh-so-poorly-treated #7. Your arrogance is about to come to a screeching halt and I suspect most NFL fans will gleefully say FINALLY!

  6. First, this article is simply journalistic sensationalism…Maurkice is fine. Second, those that are celebrating a Steeler injury are doing so because of their personal residual depression from their teams past losses to Pittsburgh! Losers!! Go Steelers!!

  7. Hey kiloo986…I got 31 thumbs up and counting. I ain’t the only one freak…and it’s not like you’ve never shanked anyone. Don’t ask me how I know.

    Guess now I’ll add you to the list…and by the way, you know where I can score a kilo?

  8. @mmmpieyummy if anyone needs to be drug tested it’s you…I’d love to know what your smoking my loser friend:)

  9. @oldbrowndawg your name says it all…why so angry…I’m sorry that your team sucks and your city sucks and they always will suck..really I am…NOT!!!

  10. oldbrowndawg

    Your team sucks…every friggin’ year.
    If they’d have moved the kickoff to the 35 ten years ago you wouldn’t have beaten the Steelers once. Not once. The only way you beat them was returning kicks. Your offense stinks every year. Your defense stinks every year.
    Therefore your comments are irrelevent.

  11. Maurkice Pouncey’s availability for Week One at Baltimore could be in doubt.

    Could be, but probably isn’t. Tomlin said at halftime it’s not that bad. Thanks for your up-to-date reporting. I’m more worried about Leftwich’s arm.

  12. oldbrowndawg says: Aug 27, 2011 9:32 PM

    “Your arrogance is about to come to a screeching halt…”

    Truth is dawg, it’s hard not to be arrogant when you share a division with the Cleveland Clowns.

  13. Sorry dayumyou…it’s medicinal. Way out of your league.

    I’m betting you don’t know what that word means, so here is a link for you and all of the Stooler fans of higher education: dictionary.com.

  14. Rectumnearlykilledem,

    Injuries are karma? Really? Then what evil deeds have been committed by your team? Seeing as how every team in the league will have an injury to a player, if not at least one key player.

    Besides, if karma was real, karma wouldn’t choose to get back at someone who had nothing to do with the original misdeed.

    Some of you people are so stupid it’s beyond description.

  15. As the Seattle receiver on the sideline during their Super Bowl with Pitts said about the third (or fourth) straight stupid call against them, “Are y’all watchin’ this?” Just read the posts in reply to mine from the Stiller faithful. Arrogance, thy name is Pittsburgh and your days are numbered. BTW, how’s that “depth” lookin’ for y’all now that your #2 QB just broke his arm?

  16. As the Seattle receiver on the sideline during their Super Bowl with Pitts said about the third (or fourth) straight stupid call against them, “Are y’all watchin’ this?” Just read the posts in reply to mine from the Stiller faithful. Arrogance, thy name is Pittsburgh and your days are numbered. BTW, how’s that “depth” lookin’ for y’all now that your #2 QB just broke his arm?

    —-

    1. Learn how to read. The moron talking about depth was a Dolphins fan.

    2. Any one of the four QBs on the Steelers roster could start for the Browns — that’s including Leftwich with a broken arm.

    3. The Browns have beaten the Steelers twice in the past decade. Anything their fans think about the Steelers doesn’t matter. Just like when the Browns were in the Super Bowl and the receiver from the opposing team…. oh wait. That’s right.

  17. days are numbered……..people have been saying that for years. There are no days numbered when you have Big Ben at qb. Until he retires(even then)keep on counting.

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