All I know is that I ended up with a high ankle sprain and a hairline fracture in my tibia (left leg) the day after MLK Day last year. It took four weeks for me to be able to run without significant pain, and another two weeks before I could move laterally on that leg.
But I was apparently lucky, according to my orthopedist. I was a “miracle” because I could not only stand on my left leg and foot. I could also stand on my tiptoes without any support, without much pain at all. If Pouncey can do that, he might well be able to play. If he can’t stand on his tiptoes, Pouncey and the Steelers can forget about playing. Period.