Mike Pouncey injury keeps him from practice

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins were back on the practice field today, but with one big absence - center Mike Pouncey. According to a report, Pouncey's laco of participation in the workout was due to a "minor medical issue."

The Miami Dolphins will soon be at the point where they are holding open try outs for anyone who can play offensive line. With Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito both not with the team, and the season ending ACL injury to Will Yeatman earlier this week, the Dolphins are stretching the definition of "depth" at this point.

With those three players missing, Miami's starting offensive line has Tyson Clabo at right tackle, John Jerry at right guard, Mike Pouncey at center, Nate Garner at left guard, and Bryant McKinnie at left tackle. Behind them, the Dolphins have guards Dallas Thomas and Danny Watkins on the 53-man roster, while center Sam Brenner and tackle Jason Weaver are on the practice squad.

Now, even that limited man-power is in question. According to multiple media reports today, Pouncey was notably absent during the media open portion of Friday's practice. Of course, he could have returned to the workout after the media left, but he is still expected to land on Friday's injury report no matter what.

According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the absence should not lead to Pouncey missing Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers:

Whatever the "minor medical issue" is, it's just another hit on an offensive line that continues to get beat down this year. If Pouncey is unable to play on Sunday, it is likely that Nate Garner would slide over to center, with Thomas or Watkins taking his spot at lleft guard. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.

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