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Will Mike Pouncey play again in 2016? ‘I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes.’

Injured center Mike Pouncey talks with coach Adam Gase during practice at the Miami Dolphins facility in Davie, Florida, September 6, 2016.
Injured center Mike Pouncey talks with coach Adam Gase during practice at the Miami Dolphins facility in Davie, Florida, September 6, 2016. ctrainor@maimiherald.com

There are four games left in the season.

Mike Pouncey, sidelined the last three weeks by a recurring hip injury, said Sunday that he’s not sure if he’ll appear in any of them.

“You've got to ask coach [Adam] Gase that one,” Pouncey said. “I don't know. We'll see how it goes.”

Pouncey also said that his left hip “feels good” and that he’s making progress, but that he’s day-to-day.

He added that he doesn’t know how he re-injured his hip, which needed surgery in the preseason. Pouncey visited a specialist while the Dolphins were on the West Coast, and the doctor ultimately decided that he would not need another procedure and might be able to play again this year.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill talks about the team's loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 4, 2016.

“Anytime you don't have to get surgery, it's the best news in the world,” Pouncey said.

The Dolphins are now 3-4 in the seven games Pouncey has missed; Anthony Steen again started in his place Sunday.

Meanwhile, Branden Albert (wrist) and Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) were back in the lineup after missing time due to injury. Tunsil showed rust; officials flagged him for holding, facemask and false-start penalties Sunday.

“I did the best I could,” said Albert, who largely held Ravens star Terrell Suggs in check Sunday. “I was going against one of the best pass-rushers that ever played the game. I had to do what I had to do. I'll be fine, continue to keep playing, continue to keep getting my wrist better and I'm going to fight to the end.”

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