Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey sprained his ankle but should be ok for season opener against Baltimore. Steelers backup quarterback Byron Leftwich has a broken upper left arm and likely will go on injured reserve, ending his season. No word yet on Keenan Lewis who left the game with a knee injury after playing his best football in a Steelers uniform, Lewis looked impressive against Roddy White, one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. With Bryant McFadden still nursing his injured hamstring, any time Lewis has to miss will hurt Pittsburgh's already thin secondary. With Leftwich out for the season, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon will compete for the backup spot, a vital position for any team but especially for the Steelers, considering the offensive line play and Ben Roethlisberger's insistence on holding the ball for as long as possible. Pro Bowl Center Pouncey is absolutely key to the Steelers running game, are we starting to see an injury prone player at a very young age?

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