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Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:38 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Pouncey won't play after all

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Despite saying last week that he would play in the Super Bowl, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey won’t participate because of his high ankle sprain and the broken bone in his ankle, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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That means Doug Legursky – who took over for Pouncey after he was injured in the AFC championship game and struggled (sometimes, even snapping the ball) – will take the start instead.

That can’t thrill Ben Roethlisberger, considering Legursky will have to spend part of his time fending off Packers NT B.J. Raji.

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Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:08 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 11:31 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

M. Pouncey (US Presswire)Posted by Andy Benoit

Devastating news for the Steelers: center Maurkice Pouncey is out for Super Bowl XLV. The rookie Pro Bowler suffered a high left ankle sprain when Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas inadvertently rolled up on his leg during the AFC Championship. As we wrote earlier on Wednesday, Pouncey is on crutches and in a hard cast.

Guard Chris Kemoeatu spilled the beans  about Pouncey’s status. “We are definitely sad that he won’t be able to be with us in the Super Bowl,” Kemoeatu told Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Definitely I feel bad for him. We just have to win it for him.”

Doug Legursky, a third-year pro who was undrafted coming out of Marshall, will once again fill in. Legursky and Ben Roethlisberger had trouble with their snap exchange against New York. They now have two weeks to get that in order.

Pouncey’s absence hurts the offensive line’s mobility in the run game – a critical factor given that the way to attack Green Bay’s powerful front three is to force their 325-plus-pounders to play laterally. On the bright side, the Steelers at least won’t have to deal with the distraction of addressing Pouncey’s status every day for the next two weeks.

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