Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Mike Pouncey, who underwent labrum surgery a few months ago, is eager to return to the practice field and is predicting that he will return to game action in week four against the Oakland Raiders when the two teams travel to London.
“I don’t want to be on PUP,” Pouncey said after practice Monday. “When you’re on PUP, you can’t practice or participate for those six weeks. That’ll kind of push things back further than what I’m expecting to be back. Hopefully I won’t have to go on PUP and I can start out just practicing with the team as soon as possible and get ready to be in game shape.”
Currently, Pouncey is rehabbing off to the side with a trainer during practices but according to many reports, he has looked very good in his drills and exercises.
“I feel great,” he said. “You guys see me out here rehabbing. I just can’t wait to get back on the football field. Standing on the side watching the rest of your teammates work is one of the worst feelings ever. I can’t wait to get back. Obviously I can’t wait until I go back up to see the doctor and get cleared to go play again.