The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have to worry about a winless preseason.
But they do have to worry about Maurkice Pouncey.
The Steelers’ All-Pro center was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s 24-19 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey broke a bone in his ankle and will have surgery today. He could go on the injured reserve/designated to return list, which means he’d be out for at least the first six weeks of the season.
It’s already been a costly preseason for the Steelers, who lost kicker Shaun Suisham for the season with a torn ACL in the NFL Hall of Fame Game.
Without a definitive diagnosis, it’s too early to analyze Pouncey’s injury and its impact on the Steelers. We’ll know more in the coming days.
Based on what we do know from Sunday’s game, here are five takeaways.