2:20pm: Pouncey is “likely to miss [the] rest of the season,” according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (on Twitter).
1:24pm: Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is experiencing complications from his ankle injury and is expected to undergo another operation, sources tell Rand Getlin of NFL.com (Twitter links). Pouncey was placed on IR-DTR back in September, but “there are fears that he may miss more of the season than initially anticipated,” Getlin writes.
Pouncey suffered a broken fibula during the Steelers’ third preseason game and was initially expected to miss ten games in total. Now, his projected Week 12 return appears to be in doubt. The 26-year-old graded as the league’s sixth-best center last season per Pro Football Focus (subscription required) and the Steelers have been looking forward to getting him back out on the field.
Cody Wallace has stepped in as the the Steelers’ new starting center in 2015 and is expected to do so until Pouncey is ready to return.