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Mike Pouncey is cleared to play in 2020

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Here’s some good news on a Wednesday. Veteran center Mike Pouncey told reporters this morning that he “feels great” and that he has been cleared by the medical staff who performed his surgery. The 30-year old pivot is entering his third year with the Chargers and will have two new and very experienced players on his right side in 2020.

When asked if he’s going to be able to hit the ground running once things return to normal, Pouncey said he’ll be “full-go” once they’re back on the field.

After starting the first five games of the 2019 season, Pouncey suffered a serious neck injury against the Denver Broncos and was forced to miss the remainder of the year. Once the season was over, it took some time before the team was able to paint a clearer picture on his prognosis.

But after all the potential doubt and murkiness of the situation, Pouncey said he “doesn’t want to retire anytime soon” after getting a taste of it during the current pandemic. Expect the cornerstone of the offensive line to be back and ready to go when this whole thing finally blows over.