Fans Confident Legursky Can Fill In For Injured Pouncey

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Steelers and their fans are getting ready for the Super Bowl; however, some new developments on the injury front could keep a key player out of the game.

It was a sight that sank the hearts of Steelers Nation, there he was, big No. 53 – Steelers rookie and All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey – hobbled last Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

In initial reports, it was believed Pouncey was facing a high ankle sprain, but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday that the center has a broken bone in his ankle.

If he is unable to start on Feb. 6, Doug Legursky will replace him in the lineup.

“People go down, people step in. From the beginning of the season, Willie Colon, Max Starks, they both went down,” said Legursky. “We have back ups come in and we haven’t missed a beat.”

Pouncey has been a great player all season long for the Steelers, but what about No. 64 Legursky?

“I don’t know anything about him?” said Arlene Riley, a Steelers fan.

“I heard his interview on the radio; he sounded confident,” said Erin Schmidt, another fan. “But I don’t know a whole lot about him. I think he’ll do good though.”

Can he be the man on Super Bowl Sunday though? Can the undrafted, free agent help the Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers for their seventh Lombardi Trophy?

“I’ve got faith in my boys; always have,” added Riley. “I believe they are going to pull it off with or without [Pouncey].”

Legursky is six-foot-one-inches tall and 325 pounds. He went to Marshall University and before that he broke every weight lifting record at his high school.

  • Anvil

    I too have confidence in the Big Legursky playing center, though I will miss seeing him in the backfield for the Jumbo package at the goal line.

  • Bob Lozano

    I am glad you all have confidence but we lost an all pro center and replace him with a guy who truthfully is lucky to be on a NFL team. The Packers are going to win in a landslide.

    • Anvil

      A landslide? You must not be a true Steelers fan. There’s no doubt this will be a good matchup, but the Steelers will win, yet I don’t think there will be any landslides.

    • John Madden's 4th stomach

      lol DOUG legursky has played all year, you just haven’t heard his name b/c he does his job. look for it. he’s dressed/played mostly every game. center, full back, offensive line. he doesn’t ask for recognition, and the typical fan isn’t watching who’s in the game.

      Packers are lucky to be in the SB. Beating a scrub bears team who was overconfident with a poor QB, and limping into the playoffs.


  • Glenn Bloss

    Bob Lozano is wrong…The Steelers are going win. No Loss for the Bloss!

  • Jimmy Snuka

    I agree with Bob Lozano. The Packers are the best in the NFC. The Steelers are maybe the 6th best team in the AFC. Enough said…Packers by 33!

    • Anvil

      Get real, anyone who uses a wrestler’s name as their username on here has no credibility in predicting the outcome of a football game, let alone agreeing with Bob Lozano, who apparently is not a real Steelers fan.

      Just in case you were going to make a reference to my username being a likeness to a wrestler, you’re wrong. I was given this nickname in college, and it had nothing to do with a wrestler.

  • Andre the Giant

    I may be dead but I know better…Steelers by 1

  • Pat Morand

    I’ll take Snuka’s 33 points for a gentleman’s bet!

  • John

    The founding of the current Steelers wqas 1933. This adds up to 16, which ads up to 7! The numerologist didn’t mention this. STEELERS ALL THE WAY!!!!!

  • Special Delivery Jones

    I agree with the Anvil Nighthart.

  • Brutus Beefcake

    I used to play the numbers like that, but it never worked. Steelers are still the winners,though. By more than 1.

  • Bob Orton

    Anymore retired wrestlers want to comment? Two tuff teams in the bowl. The first team to climb out of the bowl and get both feet on the ground wins. It’s the bowl match!

  • The Hulkster

    I’ll take the Steelers, brother!

  • Coco B Ware

    Steelers 33 – Jets 18

  • Bob

    The Steelers are ready and so are their fans ! What other team has a fan site with their own Pittsburgh Steeler comic strip ? I saw it at Fans N’at” at (or Go Steelers !

  • Stone Cold Steve Austin

    If you think the Steelers are gonna win the game give me a Hell yeah!!!!

  • Rick Flair

    HELL YEAH!!!!!!

  • Ron

    Packers all the way !

  • Ron from Green Bay

    It is snowing in Green Bay but who cares. The Pack will snow ball the Steelers !

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