The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be tight-lipped when it comes to center Maurkice Pouncey, who has missed the entire regular season so far with an ankle injury that he suffered during the preseason.
Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked again to update the status of Pouncey during his weekly Tuesday press conference and he would only say that he has ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Tomlin, however, hasn’t ruled out Pouncey for the final two games of the regular season.
As it stands right now, you can almost guarantee that Pouncey won’t play in the Steelers final three regular-season games as he hasn’t even resumed practicing after undergoing a second procedure on his ankle several weeks ago. On top of that, backup center Cody Wallace has filled in relatively well in Pouncey’s absence.
If the Steelers wind up making the playoffs, there’s a chance Pouncey might be activated off of the Reserve/Injured list during the postseason, but as we stand here right now, I wouldn’t count on that happening.