Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after Pittsburgh's 24-19 win that Pouncey is likely to undergo surgery, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer. Tomlin refused to give a timeline on how long the sixth-year center might be out, but Breer reported that Pouncey suffered a broken bone in his ankle. The Steelersremain hopeful that he'll return this season.
It's a massive loss for the Steelers, who saw Pouncey limp off the field in the opening quarter after his leg was rolled up on while throwing a block for runner Le'Veon Bell. Cody Wallace jumped in to replace Pouncey, who started all 16 games last year after missing 15 starts in 2013 with a torn ACL and MCL.