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Dolphins C Mike Pouncey Re-Injures Hip, Miami Concerned About His Long-Term Future

Update:

Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Dolphins are concerned about C Mike Pouncey‘s long-term future after he re-injured his hip in recent days.

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.

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Dolphins C Mike Pouncey recently re-aggravated the hip injury that cost him the first four weeks of the season, according to HC Adam Gase, via the Miami Herald.

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.

Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen mentioned that Anthony Steen would fill in for Pouncey at center and Kraig Urbik taking over at guard.

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.