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Report: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Might Miss Entire Season After Setback With Ankle

It appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will remain out several more weeks and worries seem to be that his 2015 season is also in jeopardy.

According to a Thursday report by Rand Getlin of the NFL Network, Pouncey is expected to undergo another surgery on his injured ankle as he is experiencing some complications.

Pouncey, who injured his ankle during the Steelers preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, was placed on the teams Reserve/Injured list in Week 1 with the designated to return tag.

Getlin reports that there are fears that Pouncey may miss more of the season than initially anticipated and we can only hope at this point that his entire season won’t be wiped out completely.

Rules dictate that Pouncey has to miss the first 8 weeks of the season being as he was given the designated to return tag.

Expect head coach Mike Tomlin to be asked about Getlin’s report in the coming days.

Cody Wallace has been starting at center in Pouncey’s absence and he’s had a rough go of it so far in the team’s first five games as not only has he given up multiple sacks, he’s also been flagged a total of three times for 35 yards.

Currently, veteran Doug Legursky is backing up Wallace at the center position.

Update: Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is now reporting that Pouncey is likely to miss rest of the season after a second ankle surgery because of an infection that set in.

Ralph N. Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday afternoon that tackle Marcus Gilbert said that Pouncey is set to see ankle specialist in North Carolina.

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