Maurkice Pouncey Injury: Pittsburgh Steelers Center Ruled Out of Super Bowl XLV

February 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been officially ruled of Super Bowl XLV by head coach Mike Tomlin.
Tomlin told ESPN’s Suzie Kolber on Friday night that All-Pro rookie center would miss the game after Pouncey himself had said that there was a “75 percent chance” that he would play.
As has been discussed all week, the Steelers will now turn to backup center Doug Legursky to fill the void on their offensive line as he will be in charge of making pre-snap reads and protection adjustments for the Steelers. Legursky will be in charge of stopping the Packers’ very powerful and quick nose tackle, B.J. Raji.
Pouncey was originally injured in the Steelers’ victory over the Jets in the AFC Championship Game. Pouncey needed crutches to get around and wore a walking boot on the injured left foot as he got off of the team plane in Dallas.

Though he was able to move around without either the boot or crutches during the final media s...

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