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MRI shows high ankle sprain for Maurkice Pouncey

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High ankle sprains are all the rage in Pittsburgh right now.

We already told you that Ben Roethlisberger’s MRI revealed that the Steelers quarterback sustained a high ankle sprain during Thursday night’s 14-3 win over the Browns. Now comes confirmation that his center Maurkice Pouncey is dealing with the same injury.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pouncey was diagnosed after his own MRI on Friday. Per Dulac, the injury isn’t the most severe Grade 3 sprain but a source told him that the results of the MRI were “not good.” Roethlisberger’s injury also falls short of the Grade 3 designation.

There’s a lot of time before the Steelers face the 49ers, but the severity of the injury means there’s a chance Pouncey won’t recover in time to take the field a week from Monday.

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8 Responses to “MRI shows high ankle sprain for Maurkice Pouncey”
  1. earthtopft says: Dec 9, 2011 5:53 PM

    High ankle sprains happen when your name is Maurkice Pouncey. Those stilleto pumps are accidents waiting to happen on winter sidewalks.

  2. steelernation1 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:03 PM

    thats too bad.he is a great player.hope he heals in time for playoffs

  3. wrxtuner2006 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:44 PM

    The Steelers have an extra day though, since they don’t play until next Monday vs the 49ers.

  4. nickster31 says: Dec 9, 2011 9:14 PM

    Even if he is healthy, he won’t take the field a week from Sunday.

    They play Monday.

  5. earthtopft says: Dec 9, 2011 11:54 PM

    Roethlisberger and the kid who bends over in front of him for a living both go down with “high ankle sprains” at the same time. Not saying there is anything wrong with that, just saying.

  6. earthtopft says: Dec 9, 2011 11:57 PM

    They’ll miss Maurkice’s ready wit and happy nature. He never fails to make his teammates laugh on the bench.

  7. dougdoug2 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:58 AM

    Nickster. The article says a week from Monday. Pouncey should take his time. Legursky can hold it down for a week! Steelers always have HOF centers! Webster, Dermonti Dawson, Hartings, and now Pouncey!

  8. stavreafavre says: Dec 10, 2011 3:37 PM

    I’m sure they meant to say “High ankle sprain-like symptoms.”

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