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Steelers’ Pouncey, Packers’ Nelson leave game with injuries

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Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was carted off with a left ankle injury in Sunday’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field.

Pouncey had his leg rolled up on in the first quarter while he was blocking in front of running back Le’Veon Bell. He was able to make it off the field under his own power, but was limping noticeably as he headed out of the game.

A cart was brought the sideline to take Pouncey to the locker room.

Cody Wallace came in to replace Pouncey, who started all 16 games last year after missing 15 starts in 2013 with a torn ACL and MCL.

The Steelers also lost defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, who was carted off with a left ankle injury, while backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski departed with an injured left hand.

Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson hobbled off to the locker room with a left knee injury before right guard T.J. Lang left to be evaluated for a concussion.

Nelson went up to catch an Aaron Rodgers pass in the first quarter and went down to the turf immediately. Nelson got up and limped off the field.


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