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Super Bowl Injury Update: Maurkice Pouncey's Ankle Boot Removed

Heading into Super Bowl XLV, the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report should be released later tonight, but. Center Maurkice Pouncey, who was injured during the team’s AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets, has had his boot removed. His high ankle sprain hasn’t completely healed yet, but this is a … step … in the right direction, and should take a little Super Bowl media pressure off of the rookie.

Pouncey has been struggling with the injury for the past two weeks, though he still hopes to be able to play in the Super Bowl.

He didn’t practice Wednesday and won’t be able to practice today, but has set himself the goal of practicing Friday. He’s already been ruled out of the Super Bowl by a teammate, though he sounds like he’s going to keep fighting until it becomes official.

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