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Steelers Vs. Browns Injury Update: Maurkice Pouncey Has High-Ankle Sprain, According To Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 win over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night did not come easily, and in fact the physical affair left the team banged up headed into the stretch run. Ben Roethlisberger was knocked out of the game early, and it appears he and offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey suffered the same injury:

The bad news for the Steelers: MRIs have revealed that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey have high-ankle sprains that have been described as "not good," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned.

The good news, if there is some when two of the team's top offensive players go down in the same game: Neither injury was determined to be a Grade 3 sprain -- the most severe kind.

Pouncey injured his left ankle against Cleveland, and that is the same ankle he hurt in last year's AFC Championship Game, causing him to miss Super Bowl XLV.

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