GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 23: Center Maurkice Pouncey #53 of the Pittsburgh Steelers lines up to hike the ball during their game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
For those fans of the Denver Broncos cowering over the thought of a Wild Card Playoff loss at home this Sunday, rise up! Pittsburgh Steelers starting center Maurkice Pouncey has either been pronounced out (according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) for the game against Denver this weekend.
Pouncey missed Week Fifteen and Sixteen this season, before returning Week Seventeen only to aggravate his injured ankle. Doug Legursky will replace Pouncey--as he did in the Steelers' Super Bowl match-up last season.
Pouncey isn't the only injured Steeler this weekend; anyone who has been paying attention to the injury report will know that there are quite a few notable Pittsburgh names being listed, including: Legursky (who is replacing Pouncey), Troy Polomalu, James Harrison, Mewelde Moore, and Ben Roethlisberger.