According to multiple reports, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey underwent hip surgery Monday. The surgery, first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, was to repair a torn labrum that could sideline him for “at least” three months, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
Can confirm ESPN report on Mike Pouncey requiring hip surgery. The procedure took place today and I'm told it's at least a 3 month recovery
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 23, 2014
If Pouncey does in fact miss three months for recovery, he will miss all of training camp and Miami’s’ first few regular season games. Since being drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the former Florida Gator has missed just two games at center for the Dolphins.
Pouncey has garnered some bad press over the last year since the arrest of friend and former Gator teammate Aaron Hernandez, including an incident back in July in which photos surfaced of Pouncey and his twin brother Maurkice at a party in Miami wearing “Free Hernandez” hats. Hernandez is awaiting trial for a first-degree murder charge in the June 2013 death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd as well as two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2012 deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
For the time being, it appears Sam Brenner will play center in place of Pouncey. The second-year center out of Utah started four games for the Dolphins last season at left guard.