Maurkice Pouncey has returned to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers after a devastating 2015 season and revealed what horror he has gone through to fully recover from his leg injury.
On the Steelers’ pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers last Aug. 23, 2015, Pouncey suffered a leg injury as Packers’ safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix fell on the back of his leg and causing him to need surgery.
However, when Pouncey pushed through the surgery, he suffered a staph infection as the wound did not close properly. He described the experience “scary” and said that he would not even want it to happen to his worst enemy.
After dealing with the staph infection, Pouncey participated in the offseason workouts despite the coaching staff telling him that he needs rest before he can finally come back to train.
Everything went downhill when Pouncey felt something and found out that his wound did not fully heal while he was training in October so he could go back to the team’s lineup.
He also had an E. Coli infection, which was not serious, but still needed attention. Pouncey went through several other procedures, including clean-outs and graft before he was able to finally come back on the field.
Despite the horrendous experience that Pouncey went through with his leg injury, he claimed that he does not blame anyone for it and said that it was a complicated situation that everyone had to plan for and deal with in the best possible ways.
“I blame no one. We’re all professionals. I respect this organization for everything they did to get me through this.” said Pouncey.
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