Grant (Achilles) is still working his way back to full strength, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Grant suffered the season-ending injury Nov. 11 and had surgery a week later, but he denied early reports that the issue was an Achilles rupture. Whatever the case, he's still in the rehab process five months later, presumably hoping to be ready for the start of training camp in late July. The 26-year-old figures to have a role in the return game and could even challenge DeVante Parker for a regular spot in three-wide sets.
Grant revealed Friday that his season-ending injury wasn't a ruptured Achilles, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. "Just a minor surgery," Grant said. "Not a rupture. Nothing big. I'll be back. No time date. I'm getting better each and every day."
Grant suffered the injury Nov. 11, undergoing surgery Nov. 19 and landing on injured reserve Nov. 28. While he didn't elaborate on the exact nature of the problem, he did acknowledge that it may prevent him for taking part in OTAs. Grant is hopeful to be ready for the start of training camp, yet acknowledged it's not quite a sure thing. The rebuilding Dolphins may prefer a cautious approach, especially when dealing with an undersized player who is entirely reliant on his agility and speed to be effective. Grant has one season remaining on his rookie contract.
Grant (Achilles) isn't sure if he'll be ready for OTAs, but he does expect to be on the field at the start of training camp, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Given that he ruptured his Achilles' tendon Nov. 11, it's far from a sure thing Grant is actually ready for team drills at the start of camp. He also faces a greater challenge than most players coming back from the same injury, as the 5-foot-7, 170-pound wide receiver is entirely reliant on his excellent speed and agility. Grant won't have much value to the Dolphins if he loses a step, so the team figures take a cautious approach ahead of what's widely being viewed as a rebuilding season. The 2016 sixth-round pick has one year remaining on his rookie contract.
Grant suffered an Achilles injury in the Nov. 11 loss to the Packers that ultimately required surgery, but the Dolphins surprisingly decided to keep him on the 53-man roster for more than two weeks before finally shifting him to IR. Miami will use the open spot on fellow wideout Isaiah Ford, a 2017 seventh-round pick of the club who should fortify the Dolphins' depth at the position with Grant and Albert Wilson (hip) done for the season and Danny Amendola (knee) and DeVante Parker (shoulder) both iffy for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Grant will undergo season-ending surgery Monday to address the Achilles injury he sustained in the Dolphins' Week 10 loss to the Packers, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. The Dolphins have placed Grant on injured reserve, a league source tells Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post.
While the loss of Grant is another hit to the injury-plagued Dolphins, the wideout at least received good news regarding his prognosis. Grant, whose injury was previously labeled as a leg issue by the team, didn't suffer a ruptured Achilles' tendon, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, which will allow him to avoid a full reconstructive surgery that would have necessitated a longer recovery process. Instead, Grant will require a more minor procedure to address the injury, which should put him on track to be 100 percent for the start of training camp next summer. With both Grant and fellow wideout Albert Wilson (hip) now done for the season, Miami will proceed with Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola and DeVante Parker (shoulder) as its primary targets at the position.
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