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Maurkice Pouncey Injury: Steelers Center Ruled Out For Broncos Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing another postseason game without Maurkice Pouncey. The Steelers center missed the Super Bowl matchup with the Green Bay Packers last season due to an ankle injury and he'll miss this weekend's AFC Wild Card game against the Denver Broncos.

Pouncey missed two of the Steelers final three games with the injury. His status for the game had been question but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports he will not play.

Doug Legursky will likely move from guard to center and Trai Essex will enter at guard.

The Steelers should still win the game, with or without Pouncey. They're eight point favorites against the Broncos and their defense can make up for whatever offensive deficiencies they have.

Check out Behind The Steel Curtain for the latest on the Steelers and Mile High Reportfor the latest on the Broncos, and head on over to the SBNation NFL news hub for everything you need to know about the 2012 playoffs.