The Steelers wasted no time getting injured center Maurkice Pouncey into surgery. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson, Pouncey had surgery to repair his broken ankle bone this afternoon.
Pouncey is in surgery as we start show, per source.#Steelers
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 24, 2015
While the specific details of his injury haven’t been disclosed, I postulated last night that his injury is a broken fibula. These are the most common ankle breaks due to the size and weakness of the bone. Coach Tomlin will undoubtedly update Pouncey’s status later in the week. As I said last night, I imagine the team will start the injured center on IR with the return designation. That would keep Pouncey out for at least 8 weeks.
I expect the team will roll with Cody Wallace, and will want to bring in another center who can step up in case Wallace goes down.