Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to update the team’s overall health status during his Tuesday press conference and one of those players he’s likely to talk about is center Maurkice Pouncey, who reportedly dislocated the thumb on his snapping hand during the Sunday loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
However, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday morning during his weekly interview on 93.7 The Fan that he expects Pouncey to play through his thumb injury.
“It was nasty, he cut it open pretty good and I think the proper term, he dislocated it, I don’t know, like I said, I’m not a doctor,” Roethlisberger said. “He came back in that game and I expect him to be out there, short of talking to the doctor’s or anything like that and then telling me anything else, I would expect him to be out there ready to go.”
We’ll see what Tomlin has to say about Pouncey in about 15 minutes.
Pouncey injured his thumb during the Steelers second offensive play and immediately left the game. While he ultimately returned to action, he was unable to finish the contest and B.J. Finney was forced to replace him at center.
In addition to talking about Pouncey, Tomlin will likely update the condition of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and safety Jordan Dangerfield as well. Heyward-Bey suffered a mid-foot injury against the Ravens while Dangerfield left the game with a groin injury.