Mike Pouncey placed on injured reserve by Chargers
Mike Pouncey played in all 16 games the previous two seasons, but that won’t happen again this year for the former Florida center.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Chargers placed Pouncey on injured reserve. Pouncey suffered a neck injury during the Chargers’ loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
According to ESPN.com’s Eric Williams, Los Angeles head coach Anthony Lynn said Pouncey will undergo neck surgery and be out for the rest of the season. Lynn also said he did not know if the injury will be career ending.
Pouncey is in his second season with the Chargers after spending the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins.
After playing for the Gators from 2007-10, Pouncey was selected by the Dolphins with the No. 15 overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft. He has made the Pro Bowl four times in his NFL career, including last season with the Chargers.
Los Angeles is going to miss Pouncey while he’s out as it has already been without left tackle Russell Okung (blood clots), so the Chargers will be without two of their starters on the offensive line.
Pouncey signed a two-year, $15 million contract with Los Angeles prior to the 2018 season, then signed a one-year extension worth $9 million earlier this year that keeps him with the Chargers through the 2020 season.