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Posted at 8:36 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Maurkice Pouncey says he'll play in Super Bowl XLV

By Cindy Boren

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has started every game of his rookie season and, despite the high ankle sprain he suffered in the AFC championship game Sunday, he says he'll start Super Bowl XLV against the Green Bay Packers.

"Most definitely," Pouncey said of playing on Feb. 6. "I had this same injury before on my other ankle [as a sophomore at Florida] and I know how to attack it. I know how to approach things. I know in my heart I'm playing in that game."

Pouncey said he heard a pop in the ankle when a Jets defensive lineman rolled up on his leg on the Steelers' first drive and called it "the worst pain ever."

By Cindy Boren  | January 24, 2011; 8:36 AM ET
Categories:  Super Bowl XLV  
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Get healthy, Pouncey. We need you.

Stillers 24 - 17.

Posted by: password11 | January 24, 2011 9:04 AM | Report abuse

What a great rookie season! Heal quickly, but keep in mind what a bright future youhave with this team

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | January 24, 2011 9:17 AM | Report abuse

He's got two weeks to heal well enough to play center for four quarters. I like his chances.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | January 24, 2011 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Wonder what Maurice Jones Drew and some of those other players who piled on Cutler for getting hurt are saying about Pouncey and his injury.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | January 24, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Or should I say his "alleged" injury.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | January 24, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Pouncy is an animal. To go to a team like the steelers ad direct a veteren line like he does says alot. That team team didn't do squat after he got hurt. I hope if my beloved redskins can get his brother great if not i Hope he goes to the steelers.

Posted by: bert3 | January 24, 2011 4:37 PM | Report abuse

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