Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey will likely undergo surgery for reported broken fibula
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Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a lower-leg injury Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, and will likely undergo surgery, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

The team did not release further details on the procedure or the expected time frame for Pouncey's return, but Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette later reported that the veteran lineman sustained a broken fibula above his left ankle.

Pouncey was named as a first-team All-Pro for the second time in his career last season. The 26-year-old is considered the anchor of a talented offensive line that is among the elite run-blocking units in the NFL.

During Sunday's contest, Pouncey was carted off the field after Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix crashed into his leg during a run play.

If Pouncey is out for a prolonged period, expect Cody Wallace to replace him in the starting lineup.

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