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Report: Dolphins C Mike Pouncey Undergoes Hip Surgery, Out “At Least” 3 Months

 

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Dolphins C Mike Pouncey underwent hip surgery on Monday and will now be out for “at least” three months.

  • Mike Garafolo reports that Pouncey’s surgery was a labrum repair.
  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Pouncey suffered a “significant tear” and “real questions have emerged regarding when [he’ll] will be ready to go.”
  • Florio adds that three months of recovery is the “absolutely minimum, and it’s a very optimistic assessment.

This, of course, means that the Dolphins will have a completely new starting offensive line entering the 2014 season.

There is no question that this is disappointing news for the Dolphins as they are in the process of implementing a new offensive scheme and will now be without their best offensive lineman for a portion of the season.

Miami picked up C Pouncey’s fifth-year option back in April and have said that they would like to sign him to a long-term contract.

Pouncey is slated to make $7.438 million for the 2015 season in the event that a long-term agreement isn’t in place before then.

Pouncey, 24, was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 13 center in the league and a particularly solid pass protector.