Mike Pouncey Injury: Updates on Dolphins Center's Hip and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Dec 20, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey (51) warms up prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey injured his hip Aug. 19 in the team's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, but he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Pouncey Active vs. Titans 

Sunday, Oct. 9

The Dolphins announced that Pouncey is available for Week 5.

Latest on Pouncey's Practice Status

Friday, Oct. 7

The Titans announced Pouncey was limited in practice for the third-straight day on Friday.

Pouncey Comments on Timeline for Return

Friday, Sept. 30

Pouncey said he plans to practice this coming week and play in Week 5 against the Titans, per Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel.

Pouncey Reportedly Has Hip Fracture

Sunday, Sept. 11

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Pouncey's fracture is small. He will undergo a CT scan this week and "could miss another week or two," Schefter said.

Injury-Prone Pouncey Still Reliable When Healthy

Pouncey was one of the NFL's best and most reliable centers early in his career, but injuries have hampered him since 2013. He missed a total of eight games from 2013 to 2015 after starting all 32 games in his first two seasons.

The good news for Miami is that when Pouncey is healthy, his performance hasn't suffered. The Dolphins had the NFL's second-worst offensive line last season, per Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus, but Pouncey was given accolades for his performance amid a sea of chaos.

This is an important year for Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, though it's hard to judge his performance playing behind a struggling offensive line.


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