Editor's Note 2:38pm ET: Update from Steelers beat writer:
Pouncey "not good" according to one #Steelers official. Possible ACL. Getting MRI— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 8, 2013
The injury came when right guard David DeCastro rolled onto Pouncey's lower right leg on a running play just minutes into the game. He is out for the season opener and has been taken to the hospital for an MRI.
Fantasy impact: This doesn't bode well for the Steelers' already-unreliable running game, or for Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh only had seven offensive linemen dressed for the game, and now things are looking especially thin as second-year backup Kelvin Beachum enters the game to replace Pouncey.
Not that you were running around with a lot of faith in Felix Jones, LaRod Stephens-Howling, or Isaac Redman before this. However, if Pouncey is out for any length of time (which seems possible-to-likely right now), you can probably scratch them completely off the list. As for Roethlisberger, we all know he can take a sack; he'd better get used to a few more.