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Pouncey on Super Bowl Status: I'm "Most Definitely" Playing

The Steelers rookie center suffered a high ankle sprain in last weekend's conference championship

By Scott Crisp
|  Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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Pouncey on Super Bowl Status: I'm "Most Definitely" Playing

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie center Maurkice Pouncey missed most of last Sunday’s AFC Championship game after suffering a high ankle sprain on the team’s first offensive possession, but according to Pouncey himself, the injury will not keep him out of action in Dallas.

Pouncey started every game for the Steelers in his rookie season, flourishing in his first year out of Florida. He was injured in the first quarter of the conference championship game when a Jets player rolled up his leg, causing the painful injury which, Pouncey said, he knew immediately would cause him to miss the rest of the game.

"It was the worst pain ever," Pouncey said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

But with nearly two weeks of recovery time remaining before the Super Bowl, Pouncey is equally confident that he will return to his post in the middle of the Steelers’ offensive line in time for the big game.

“Most definitely,” Pouncey said, when asked of his status for February 6. “I had this same injury before on my other ankle and I know how to attack it. I know how to approach things. I know in my heart I'm playing in that game.”

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