And the hits just keep on coming for the Miami Dolphins.
The latest injury issue comes courtesy of wide receiver Brian Hartline, who missed the second half of Sunday's loss to the Browns with an injured hand. According to the Miami Herald's Jeff Darlington, Hartline underwent a procedure on that hand today. Darlington adds that the Dolphins will not rule out Hartline for the season just yet. The team reportedly wants to wait to see how Hartline responds to the procedure before making any kind of decision on his availability for the rest of the season.
I'd assume this does mean Hartline will not play this weekend against the Jets.
This is a big loss for the Dolphins. Though I'm expecting that the Dolphins will have Brandon Marshall back this week, Hartline has been the team's most productive receiver over the past month. In the four games preceding the Browns game, Hartline had caught 18 passes for 328 yards - an average of over 18 yards per reception.
Now the Dolphins will again be leaning on two undrafted and inexperienced receivers - Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace - to fill the void as the team's third and fourth receivers.