A source tells Cole that Pouncey may have a degenerative hip issue that could cost him to retire at some point. However, Cole says that Pouncey is still expected to play again this season.
The Dolphins are already without starting LT Brandon Albert for at least Week 11’s game, so losing Pouncey for an extended period of time would be a huge loss for Miami.
It’s worth mentioning that Pouncey underwent hip surgery during the offseason on his right hip.
Pouncey, 27, is in the second year of his six-year, $52.438 million contract that includes $22 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $9 million in 2016.
In 2016, Pouncey has appeared in five games for the Dolphins and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 29 center out of 34 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Pouncey and his timetable as the news is available.