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Dolphins send Mike Pouncey to specialist to check out injured hip

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey 51 missed Friday’s practice to see a specialist about his injured hip.
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey 51 missed Friday’s practice to see a specialist about his injured hip. ctrainorjr@miamiherald.com

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey met with a specialist Friday to figure out what's wrong with his surgically repaired left hip.

Pouncey was away from the team as it held its final practice here ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams. Pouncey is dealing with his fourth hip injury since the start of the 2014 season; the team wants to determine the severity before deciding what to do next.

The Dolphins listed Pouncey as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Rams. If Pouncey can't play, Anthony Steen would start. The Dolphins' offensive line is in flux, as left tackle Branden Albert has already been ruled out with a wrist injury. Laremy Tunsil will start in his place, while Kraig Urbik will start at left guard.

The news was better for Mario Williams, however. The defensive end was back at practice Friday after missing the previous two days with an ankle injury. Williams, who worked on a limited basis, is questionable to play Sunday.

Linebacker Jelani Jenkins, meanwhile, sat out the session open with a knee injury. His prospects for Sunday don’t look good; the Dolphins listed Jenkins as doubtful.

Meanwhile, cornerback Xavien Howard will miss his sixth straight game with a knee injury.

Eight Dolphins players are questionable for Sunday: Williams, Steen (neck), safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (ankle), guard Jermon Bushrod (shoulder), linebacker Mike Hull (knee), defensive end Jason Jones (knee), receiver Jarvis Landry (shoulder) and receiver Kenny Stills (calf).

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