Originally written on Black and Gold Forever  |  Last updated 10/16/14

DENVER - AUGUST 29: Center Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches from the sidelines against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 34-17. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
We all know how the season started for the Steelers, and perhaps a big reason why was the ugly shot of bad luck we experienced on the Steelers first drive of the game week one against the Tennessee Titans. Pulling to the left, guard David DeCastro inexplicably decided to dive at Maurkice Pouncey's blocked opponent without looking. DeCastro's full weight went right into the side of Pouncey's right knee, tearing both his ACL and MCL ligaments. It was yet another season-ending injury for Pouncey, who has been superb in his playing time but has missed so many games already to serious injuries. One of those games was Super Bowl XLV, a game the Steelers lost. Speaking to Steelers.com today, Pouncey was asked about his recovery time. "They're telling me I'm ahead of schedule, but they have to tell me sometimes to crank it down [because I've] got a long time [to wait] to get all the way back." So that means he can attend meetings with his mates on the offensive line and be on the sidelines this week. That is the first time that's happened all year. Something interesting here that Steelers Depot picked up is that Pouncey has not and will not watch the video of his injury. In light of the situation, this is good news for the All-Pro and for Steeler Nation. There's still time to recover this season terrible start, who knows if Pouncey could be a part of that. Go Steelers.

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