Mixed Perspectives on Sione Pouha’s Injury

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Rex Ryan was asked about whether or not Pouha suffered a setback, and he couldn’t rule it out:

No. We’ll see, that could very well be. I don’t want to give you a definitive-absolutely when that has never been said to me.

The final quote was on whether or not Pouha will have a limited number of snaps if he goes, and if the injury played into the signing Isaako Aaitui:

Yeah, that could be. You hit it great with that nose tackle guy. Because Tui (Isaako Aaitui), I think we’ll call him that. Because you’re right, I’ve got no chance. (Mike) Tannenbaum claimed he signed him because he wants me to pronounce his name (joking). You’re right. He’s a good football player. But he’s a young guy that we’re going to work at both spots. Really more at tackle, focus him more at tackle, than nose tackle because I feel good about where we’re at nose tackle wise with obviously, Sione, Kenrick and Big Snacks (Damon Harrison) over there. So, we’ll see how it goes.

Clearly, Rex is not sure about how Pouha is doing. However, it’s a different story when you hear Sione Pouha tell it. This is what he had to say yesterday about his progress:

I think I’m a little bit ahead of exactly where I should be. We kind of took an assessment last week to find out where I was and I was (about) four or five days ahead of schedule. My job is to make sure I’m ready to go.

Maybe Sione Pouha will be ready, maybe not. We will learn more Wednesday and after when the official injury reports come out.

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