Thursday, October 11, 2012
Steelers' Pouncey injures right leg
By Jamison Hensley
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The banged-up Steelers are dealing with another injury to a starter. Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey is currently out with a right leg injury and is questionable to return.
Doug Legursky, who replaced Pouncey when he was injured the past two playoffs, has taken over for him Thursday night against the Titans.
Pouncey went down in the first quarter when right tackle Marcus Gilbert rolled on the back of his right leg. After laying on the ground in pain, Pouncey walked off the field by his own power.
This was similar to two months ago when Gilbert rolled into the back of right guard David DeCastro's right leg. The rookie first-round pick is on injured reserve and could return in the second half of the season.
The Steelers are already playing without two starters on defense, safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker LaMarr Woodley.