Steelers Roethlisberger OK, Pouncey questionable
Friday, January 6, 2012
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A sprained left ankle won't keep Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of Sunday's AFC wild card game in Denver, but one could sideline starting center Maurkice Pouncey.
Pouncey is listed as questionable on the Steelers' injury report but is unlikely to play after missing practice Thursday and Friday because of increased soreness in his left ankle. The Pro Bowl center played in the regular season finale against Cleveland last week after missing two games but complained of problems with the ankle following Wednesday's practice.
Doug Legursky likely will start in Pouncey's place.
Linebackers James Harrison (toe) and LaMarr Woodley (left hamstring), defensive end Brett Keisel (groin), safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and tackle Jonathan Scott (back) are listed as probable.
Corner Cortez Allen (left shoulder) and running back Mewelde Moore (left knee) are out.