Sione Pouha Dealing With Back Tightness

Could the Jets be dealing with yet another concerning injury?  Today, Coach Rex Ryan revealed that starting nose tackle Sione Pouha receieved one day of treatment for lower-back tightness, per the Star-Ledger.

Pouha has been the starter for the Jets since Kris Jenkins was twice injured for the majority of the season during Jenkins last two years with the Jets.  Pouha has been a key part of Ryan’s defense, keeping opponents from gaining significant yards on the ground through the center of their defense, in large part to Pouha’s skill as a tw0-gapping run stuff.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Sione is coming off his head laceration that kept him from drills for a number of days and which kept him out of the last game against the Bengals.  This back issue might again keep him from the field this weekend.  It’s expected that the Jets will be careful with their veteran nose tackle, and might protect him from an unecessary injury – especially considering the Jets signed Pouha to his 15 million dollar deal back in March.

No word yet on whether or not it was his bed that’s causing the issue …



6 comments
Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Gladly take Sproles on 3rd down over McCoy from a Giants perspective. But to get a guy like Sproles with the 5th pick is ridiculous.

mike23
mike23

Giants should have traded for him, would be a good kick/punt returner and is still explosive in the backfield as both runner and receiver, good pickup by eagles.  

cole3244
cole3244

kelly keeps thinking he can outscore people i think that ship has sailed, as long as phila keeps going o and ignoring their d i can live with that.

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

@Michael Frias  Agreed. Still unless they are using Sproles and Shady in the backfield at the same time I'd still rather see Sproles in the backfield than Shady cause that guy in amazing.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Major Pain 0303 @Michael Frias Sproles will also act at their main KR/PR as well (I assume).  He fits perfectly in the system they run in Philly.  This is seriously a great move for them, especially since they had 2 5th rounders this year.