Posted on: September 6, 2010 1:15 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz
The first day of the first week of the regular season has not started so well for the Miami Dolphins.
Left tackle Jake Long, who injured his knee in Miami’s preseason finale, didn’t participate in Monday morning’s practice. He was seen with a brace on his knee and was walking with a limp.
Also, LB Channing Crowder, who’s been dealing with an unspecified leg injury but who was expected to be back for the season-opener, didn’t practice either.
According to the Miami Herald, Lydon Murtha – who’s fast for his size (6-foot-7, 315 pounds) but awfully inexperienced – is working with the first-team offensive line in Long’s absence.
So, is it time to worry yet?
As Armando Salguero writes:
This is not by any means a final indication that both will miss the season-opener. Every indication has been that both will be able to play against the Bills – including Long saying he'd be fine, and coach Tony Sparano saying he wasn't concerned about Crowder missing the game.
Well, we won't know for sure until game time. The Dolphins must release an injury report on Wednesday so we'll get a clearer indication if today's time off is a cause for greater concern than we might currently be inclined to have.
But the fact they’re not practicing today isn’t a great sign.
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Posted on: July 12, 2010 12:04 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2010 12:14 pm
Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit resume their debate, with today’s focus on offensive tackles.
Andy’s final word