The knee injury that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered during the team’s Week 16 road game against the New York Jets will prevent him from playing in the 2020 Pro Bowl. Additionally, Steelers guard David DeCastro will also miss the 2020 Pro Bowl game due to an undisclosed injury.
On Thursday, the announcement by the NFL was made that Pouncey will need to miss the 2020 Pro Bowl due to injury. Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly has since been named as Pouncey’s replacement. As for DeCastro missing this year’s Pro Bowl, Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio has been named as his AFC team replacement.
Pouncey was voted to his eighth Pro Bowl this year while DeCastro was voted to his fourth.
Pouncey and DeCastro are two of the five Steelers players selected to play in the 2020 Pro Bowl. The other three Steelers players selected for this year’s Pro Bowl are outside linebacker T.J. Watt, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and defensive tackle Cameron Heyward. As far as things go right now, Watt, Fitzpatrick and Heyward are all still expected to play in the 2020 Pro Bowl
The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD – the third time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks.