Dolphins C Mike Pouncey will begin camp on the physically unable to perform list. He needed surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip last month and is expected to miss the start of the season. Though the best-case scenario is he’ll be back in late September, there is now concern he could be shelved for the first half of the season.
A source familiar with the center’s surgery and recovery says it’s likely he will miss four months (from the time of surgery June 23). That would carry the rehab process through September and into late October.
“Eight weeks is probably what we’re looking at,” the source said Wednesday.
His absence has a negative impact on Ryan Tannehill's protection and the ability of the line to run block for Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno.