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Maurkice Pouncey thinks he’ll be able to play

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When Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey injured his knee against the Titans in Week Six, there was some fear that he’d miss a little bit of time while recovering.

It’s looking like that won’t be the case, though. Pouncey returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session because of the knee sprain and said that he feels good about his chances of being on the field against the Bengals.

“It feels great so far,” Pouncey said, via Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times. “I think the (knee) brace and the tape job helped me a lot today. If I feel good (Friday) morning, I think I’ll have a good chance of playing Sunday. I did all the individual drills and took a few reps in team drills, and I felt pretty good. So we’ll see.”

With tackle Marcus Gilbert out, the Steelers would obviously like Pouncey to continue feeling good. The offensive line hasn’t been great with everybody in the lineup, but the prospect of going with multiple reserves is one that Pittsburgh would surely prefer not to contemplate.

We’ll find out later Friday about Pouncey’s status for Sunday’s game. Doug Legursky would get the start if Pouncey isn’t able to play.

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4 Responses to “Maurkice Pouncey thinks he’ll be able to play”
  1. pskotte says: Oct 19, 2012 10:35 AM

    Tough choice – either a limping Pouncey or a backup. No matter who plays center, they get to face Geno Atkins. Yikes.

  2. cincyorangenblack says: Oct 19, 2012 11:58 AM

    Bengals lead the AFC in sacks over the last 2 years with 65. 4 more than the Texans. Good luck pouncy, maybe you should have your brother kiss your knee on the lips :)

  3. dryzzt23 says: Oct 19, 2012 12:38 PM

    Is this guy ever healthy? Wrap those weak ankles…geez

  4. steelerfrank12 says: Oct 19, 2012 3:29 PM

    Hey Cincyorangeblack how many Lombardi’s do the Bungles own? That’s right none and they never will, at least not in your lifetime.

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