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Report: Mike Pouncey likely out “at least three months” after hip surgery

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The Dolphins reportedly could be without their top offensive lineman at the start of the 2014 regular season.

Center Mike Pouncey is anticipated to miss “at least three months” after undergoing hip surgery on Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

A three-month recovery timetable would make Pouncey’s Week One availability in doubt, as the Dolphins begin the regular season against the Patriots on Sunday, September 7. Moreover, were Pouncey to be out for more than three months, it’s possible he could land on the PUP list, which would necessitate at least a six-game absence were he to remain on PUP at the beginning of the regular season.

Pouncey, who made the Pro Bowl a season ago, is regarded as one of the game’s top centers. The Dolphins’ first-round pick in 2011, Pouncey has started all 46 games in which he’s played for Miami. He turns 25 in July. The Dolphins extended Pouncey’s contract through 2015 earlier this year.

The Dolphins’ offensive line play was a weakness a season ago, and Pouncey’s injury hurts the club’s effort to built cohesion at this vital position.

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47 Responses to “Report: Mike Pouncey likely out “at least three months” after hip surgery”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 23, 2014 4:59 PM

    Karma for wearing a “Free Hernandez” hat.

  2. twilson962 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:00 PM

    I wonder what Richie Incognito has to say about this?

  3. dietrich43 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:00 PM

    I’m guessing the injury is from putting his foot in his mouth.

  4. uglydingo says: Jun 23, 2014 5:00 PM

    If something was wrong, why wasn’t this done months ago?

  5. dickshotdogs says: Jun 23, 2014 5:01 PM

    Dang! You guys beat me to it! Oh well. Hey, that turnstile will be back in full swing this fall!

  6. thepftpoet says: Jun 23, 2014 5:02 PM

    The Miami Bullygate Morons.

  7. ariani1985 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:05 PM

    I thought only packers hid injuries?

  8. r8rsfan says: Jun 23, 2014 5:06 PM

    Still getting paid – not like you and I taking a leave of absence for 3 months.

  9. explosionsauce says: Jun 23, 2014 5:07 PM

    I wonder what gifts they will bring him in the recovery room.

  10. ghjjf says: Jun 23, 2014 5:07 PM

    Don’t worry, even with Pouncy in the lineup they allowed tannehill to get sacked 5 times during the last scrimmage, in the span of 15 minutes.

  11. bhlobos says: Jun 23, 2014 5:08 PM

    dietrich… best comment EVER!!! HAHAHA!!!

  12. apkyletexas says: Jun 23, 2014 5:09 PM

    Jonathan Martin thinks Pouncey is a wimp for taking off more than a week after hip surgery.

  13. jrob23 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:11 PM

    hmmm…just in time to miss the hot months of OTA and camp. Not a bad gig. Guy has the heart of glass Joe

  14. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jun 23, 2014 5:12 PM

    I thought he was a tough guy.

  15. pittsburghdamned says: Jun 23, 2014 5:14 PM

    That’s OK.

    There’s nothing going on behind the center in Miami anyway.

  16. crazyaboutthepigskin says: Jun 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    Pats just opened their season at 1-0…

  17. cuda1234 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    Let’s see. Only been a center for about 5 minutes (played guard next to his brother all his life), “bullied” teammates, best friends with a serial killer* … what’s not to like?

  18. cuda1234 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    Another proud follower of Urban Meyer…………

  19. rrhoe says: Jun 23, 2014 5:22 PM

    I am guessing this injury happened during OTA’s.

  20. ubepunkedagain says: Jun 23, 2014 5:32 PM

    Pouncey glass twins.

  21. Patskrieg dot com says: Jun 23, 2014 5:33 PM

    Is this why everyone is getting along so well all of a sudden?

  22. notan9ner says: Jun 23, 2014 5:36 PM

    que Richie incognito drunk at a bar….. and GO

  23. ewyorksockexchange says: Jun 23, 2014 5:38 PM

    I hope this guy’s handlers take the phone from him while he recovers. Mike pouncey’s tweets on opiates would be even more controversial and offensive. And less coherent.

  24. biggs13 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:42 PM

    Dammit

  25. justinhili says: Jun 23, 2014 6:16 PM

    later CHUMP keep talking trash and supporting Hernandez… love JETSNATION

  26. slick50ks says: Jun 23, 2014 6:42 PM

    After Albert goes down (and he will) that will pretty much close the season out for the fins.

  27. beachsidejames says: Jun 23, 2014 6:47 PM

    Patriots 27 dolphins 17.

  28. rcj22001 says: Jun 23, 2014 6:55 PM

    He’s online right now ordering a Custom Soapbox… I am headed to the store for some popcorn and beer, this should be good.

  29. xpensivewinos says: Jun 23, 2014 7:10 PM

    Wasn’t he going to be suspended for some games to start the season anyway?!?!?

  30. anothervoiceofreason says: Jun 23, 2014 7:19 PM

    Why does this comment keep getting deleted? It’s not in poor taste compared to some other posts that remain up all over this site…

    The ultimate karmic retribution will be if his backup outperforms him, and the line as a whole becomes a cohesive and dominant unit…thus derailing his chances of getting that huge new contract. I never hope for anyone to get injured, no matter how I feel about them personally, but now that it has happened I can’t help but ponder a couple of points:

    - he’s widely rumored to have been every bit as much the locker room menace as Incognito was last year
    - his disgusting, and very public, displays of inexplicable support for his multi-murderer buddy up north were an even worse reflection on that franchise than “Bullygate”

    I won’t say that I’m happy he got injured, but I will say that I’ll be rooting for his on-field replacement to outperform him this upcoming season. The laws of karma prevailing here would provide some sense of justice, and also show that being a great athlete doesn’t mean you get a free pass from also being a decent person.

  31. dickshotdogs says: Jun 23, 2014 7:25 PM

    No, Patriots 27, Dolphins 0.

  32. smokim says: Jun 23, 2014 7:53 PM

    being out “at least 3 months is BS ….with that type of hip injury, for a center.. he’ll be out a lot longer than that.

  33. magicmtndan says: Jun 23, 2014 7:55 PM

    Last time a Pouncey was out injured Fernando Velasco filled in quite well. The Phish oughta give him a call.

  34. richieincognito68 says: Jun 23, 2014 7:56 PM

    Joanathan Martin would be out for the season

  35. dcapettini says: Jun 23, 2014 8:00 PM

    Let’s see. This guy has hip surgery and all these scumbag trolls can do is mock him and make lame jokes at his expense. He’s hurt guys! He is a good player guys! And, he makes more money than all of you cretins put together; so laugh all you want. Oh, and just in case you idiots haven’t figured it out yet, Hernandez is going to walk. They have nothing on him. They counted on one of his buddies to drop a dime on him and none of them did. He may actually be innocent. But, of course, you guys have examined all the evidence and know exactly what happened. This post has turned into Scumbag Central.

  36. johnheisman says: Jun 23, 2014 8:22 PM

    The news is not all bad, the draft will be one or two weeks earlier in 2015 and the Dolphins are now officially on the clock.

  37. doggeatdogg says: Jun 23, 2014 8:35 PM

    Did he injure himself recently or is this an old injury which they took this long to address. Something is not right.

  38. johnheisman says: Jun 23, 2014 8:52 PM

    “Hernandez is going to walk. They have nothing on him.” dcapettini

    The only walking Hernandez will be doing is back to the huddle on the prison football team.

    Do you know what they have on Hernandez? For the two murders, they have the car, and the gun used. These were hidden with Hernandez’s family. I believe that they also have a witness, the guy that Hernandez shot in the eye in Florida.

    For the Odin Lloyd murder, they have proof that Hernandez was with Lloyd at the time of the murder and they a picture of Hernandez with a gun on his home security system shortly after the murder. Unfortunately for Hernandez, cell phone texts and other info is still available even if the phone is smashed and he also did a poor job destroying his home security system after the murder. In any event who among us hasn’t destroyed their expensive home security system for no reason.

    There is no question in my mind that Hernandez is a cold blooded murderer and a pretty stupid one also.

  39. sportsfan18 says: Jun 23, 2014 8:53 PM

    Hernandez is said to be all tore up over this…

    He’s despondent for his friend…

  40. VenerableAxiom says: Jun 23, 2014 10:33 PM

    Sure are a lot of haters/losers commenting and thumbing down here. That just tells me a lot fans of other teams are concerned about how good the fins may be this season. Pouncey has made some stupid public comments, but he’s not committed any crimes, so get over it losers.

  41. beachsidejames says: Jun 23, 2014 10:34 PM

    Hernandez is going to start wearing a Free Pouncey hat.

  42. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 23, 2014 10:56 PM

    Pounceys are poor reflections on NFL and humanity… hope neither ever plays again…

  43. uglydingo says: Jun 24, 2014 5:55 AM

    This is a tough break. Get well soon, Mike.

  44. deadeye says: Jun 24, 2014 7:28 AM

    Well, now Miami will have 5 new starters on the o-line next season. I can’t decide if this a good thing or a bad thing for the Dolphins.

  45. finsblood13 says: Jun 24, 2014 8:02 AM

    Fins 31 patsies 14 Book It!!

  46. beachsidejames says: Jun 24, 2014 8:09 AM

    Sam Satele is someone they are looking at. He’s no Pouncey but he makes a great back up plan.

  47. corvusrex96 says: Jun 24, 2014 11:56 AM

    Time to call Ritchie

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