Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey had a stem cell procedure on his injured hip but has not had any setbacks, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Pouncey was seen using crutches while attending the funeral of former college teammate Aaron Hernandez on Monday, but he’s not expected to need them much longer.
Mike Pouncey on crutches at Hernandez funeral… 😩 pic.twitter.com/prkyc53Wn8
— Brad Timmons (@PhinsUpMT) April 24, 2017
Pouncey had two surgeries in the past two years after suffering major hip injuries in back-to-back seasons. He missed 13 games in that span as a result.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said recently at the NFL owners meetings that Pouncey will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. The team will be extra cautious with Pouncey with the goal of getting him to play a full season.
Miami went 10-6 last season and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 despite Pouncey playing just five games.