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SportsFootball

Pouncey feeling better

Fort Worth, Texas - Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who suffered a high ankle sprain against the Jets in the AFC Championship Game, didn't practice today, as expected. But he said he felt much better, and still gave himself a "75 percent chance" of playing Sunday. 

"It's getting better every day," Pouncey said at the Steelers' Super Bowl training facility at TCU. "It's not 100 percent, but we'll see." 

Pouncey has temporarily shed his walking boot, but planned to put it back on tonight. He's rehabbing constantly in an effort to start. If he can't play,  Doug Legursky will get the start. 

"I'm doing everything I can," Pouncy said. "If I can't play, I'll still be cheering them on like nothing else."

Pouncey suffered a high ankle sprain once before, but played the following week. He's hoping the healing process will be the same, although he admits this injury is more severe than the one he suffered in college. Super Bowl Sunday will be two weeks from the time he was injured. 

New York Sports