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snarky
01-26-2011, 12:30 PM
I have to say I am a bit more optimistic after reading this.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_ ... kle-sprain (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/23902/stephania-bell-on-pounceys-ankle-sprain)


Excerpt:

Bell: Usually we give an estimate of four to six weeks for a high ankle sprain of the moderate variety. A severe one could take much longer. But you do have some evidence of guys coming back sooner. If you look at [Houston Texans receiver] Andre Johnson, he said he had a high ankle sprain. He later had problems because he tried to push through it, but Johnson was able to play sooner on a less than 100 percent ankle. I think when you look into the context of two weeks, it's the Super Bowl, and Pouncey doesn't have gross instability or a fracture based on what we know. So it will come down to whether the Steelers get the pain down enough and the swelling down enough that Pouncey can have normal motion in the joint and put pressure through the foot. One of the challenges of a high ankle sprain is every time you weight bear or put pressure over the foot, it puts stress right on those injured ligaments. The good news for Pouncey is he doesn't have to go running down the field. In his case, his position helps him. But perhaps the biggest risk is somebody could land on that ankle or twist it again.

Steelers>NFL
01-26-2011, 12:35 PM
Very positive news!
Pouncy will play. No doubt in my mind.
TO came back. Hines came back. Pounce can do it.
This is the last game of the year. And the most important one.
You have all spring to heal.

Iron Shiek
01-26-2011, 01:16 PM
Cue to Jay Cutler sitting on his couch...frowning.

Iron Shiek
01-26-2011, 01:33 PM
We should check the excitement just a bit. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/26/optimism-decreasing-from-maurkice-pouncey/


Optimism decreasing from Maurkice Pouncey
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 26, 2011, 12:25 PM EST
Maurkice Pouncey

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is no longer giving predictions about his status for the Super Bowl.

A few days after saying he planned to play against the Packers despite a high ankle sprain, Pouncey declined to comment when asked Wednesday by NFL Network’s Albert Breer. A few Steelers writers noted that Pouncey is a rookie, and his original optimism may have come from immaturity and hope more than anything.

There is another concerning sign about Pouncey’s status.

Breer reports that Pouncey was wearing a hard cast over his ankle rather than an aircast or a walking boot. He was moving on crutches to get around.

WoodleyofTroy
01-26-2011, 01:37 PM
We should check the excitement just a bit. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/26/optimism-decreasing-from-maurkice-pouncey/


Optimism decreasing from Maurkice Pouncey
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 26, 2011, 12:25 PM EST
Maurkice Pouncey

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is no longer giving predictions about his status for the Super Bowl.

A few days after saying he planned to play against the Packers despite a high ankle sprain, Pouncey declined to comment when asked Wednesday by NFL Network’s Albert Breer. A few Steelers writers noted that Pouncey is a rookie, and his original optimism may have come from immaturity and hope more than anything.

There is another concerning sign about Pouncey’s status.

Breer reports that Pouncey was wearing a hard cast over his ankle rather than an aircast or a walking boot. He was moving on crutches to get around.


profootballtalk... not checking anything

Iron Shiek
01-26-2011, 01:49 PM
We should check the excitement just a bit. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/26/optimism-decreasing-from-maurkice-pouncey/


Optimism decreasing from Maurkice Pouncey
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 26, 2011, 12:25 PM EST
Maurkice Pouncey

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is no longer giving predictions about his status for the Super Bowl.

A few days after saying he planned to play against the Packers despite a high ankle sprain, Pouncey declined to comment when asked Wednesday by NFL Network’s Albert Breer. A few Steelers writers noted that Pouncey is a rookie, and his original optimism may have come from immaturity and hope more than anything.

There is another concerning sign about Pouncey’s status.

Breer reports that Pouncey was wearing a hard cast over his ankle rather than an aircast or a walking boot. He was moving on crutches to get around.


profootballtalk... not checking anything

He's quoting NFL Network reporter that is following the Steelers. I wouldn't bother posting if it was their "inside source".

Steelgal
01-26-2011, 01:50 PM
The above post was probably taken from a couple of tweets of Jim Wexell's. Was coming here to post it.

"Maurkice Pouncey on crutches in a cast. He said he doesn't know when he's going to get it off. Didn't want to talk about it. Will update."

Next he wrote "Yes, it appeared to be a hard cast. Didn't look good."

JAR
01-26-2011, 02:07 PM
He's in a hard cast....

WoodleyofTroy
01-26-2011, 02:11 PM
We should check the excitement just a bit. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/26/optimism-decreasing-from-maurkice-pouncey/

[quote]Optimism decreasing from Maurkice Pouncey
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 26, 2011, 12:25 PM EST
Maurkice Pouncey

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is no longer giving predictions about his status for the Super Bowl.

A few days after saying he planned to play against the Packers despite a high ankle sprain, Pouncey declined to comment when asked Wednesday by NFL Network’s Albert Breer. A few Steelers writers noted that Pouncey is a rookie, and his original optimism may have come from immaturity and hope more than anything.

There is another concerning sign about Pouncey’s status.

Breer reports that Pouncey was wearing a hard cast over his ankle rather than an aircast or a walking boot. He was moving on crutches to get around.


profootballtalk... not checking anything

He's quoting NFL Network reporter that is following the Steelers. I wouldn't bother posting if it was their "inside source".[/quote:2t7wnz4n]

lol fair enough

Steelgal
01-26-2011, 05:18 PM
new text from Wexell

"3rd string C Essex says hard cast an option. team thinks it promotes quick healing. Not about severity"

RuthlessBurgher
01-26-2011, 05:27 PM
new text from Wexell

"3rd string C Essex says hard cast an option. team thinks it promotes quick healing. Not about severity"

The "3rd string C Essex" part of that tweet scares the bejesus out of me. Get well soon, Maurkice!

Mister Pittsburgh
01-26-2011, 05:32 PM
I had a really bad high ankle sprain my senior year of high school as a kick returner/RB. I iced the hell out of it for the first week then walked in an air cast and crutches for a week. I missed one game but was able to start the following game with an ankle taped up like a combat boot. It didn't hurt at all, was still just wobbly.

He has a lot more weight to support, and go against, than a 175lb high school kid though so who knows.

Can't they do that thing where they take blood out of him somehow, do something to it, and inject it back into the injury? I think Hines or Troy had that done a year or two ago. Anyone recall this?

Mister Pittsburgh
01-26-2011, 05:36 PM
This is what I was referring to above...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/sport ... .html?_r=1 (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/sports/17blood.html?_r=1)

(Too long to paste here)

Oviedo
01-26-2011, 05:40 PM
new text from Wexell

"3rd string C Essex says hard cast an option. team thinks it promotes quick healing. Not about severity"

My daughter was a osccer player and had her ankle put in a hard cast to keep her off it and promote faster healing by keeping it immobilized. She was back to full speed in a couple of weeks. Hopefully it works for Pouncey.

I'd be curious whether the hard cast had a couple of openings in it for electric stim to promote faster healing. If it did I would be more optimistic.

Steelgal
01-26-2011, 05:40 PM
This is what I was referring to above...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/sport ... .html?_r=1 (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/sports/17blood.html?_r=1)

(Too long to paste here)

I think it might have been Hines when he went out of the last AFCCG against the Rats. I think he did that along with using a hyperbaric chamber.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-26-2011, 05:41 PM
This is what I was referring to above...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/sport ... .html?_r=1 (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/sports/17blood.html?_r=1)

(Too long to paste here)

I think it might have been Hines when he went out of the last AFCCG against the Rats. I think he did that along with using a hyperbaric chamber.

Yeah, that article said both Hines and Troy did it. I guess it promotes the regeneration of tendon fibers.