The Miami Dolphins came into their Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Rams with two offensive line starters injured and not available. Left tackle Branden Albert and center Mike Pouncey were forced to the sidelines after a dislocated wrist and a hip injury, respectively, and now, a third starter may be joining them.
Rookie Laremy Tunsil, who moved from left guard to left tackle to replace Albert, has left the game late in the second quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. He is officially questionable to return to the game.
Tunsil was Miami’s first-round pick this year and has been playing well as the team’s starting left guard. He played 11 snaps at left tackle in Week 10 when Albert left the game for the wrist injury. Albert returned to the game and finished it, but consultation with doctors this week indicated he should miss a week or two to allow the wrist to heal.
Sam Young has entered the game as Tunsil’s replacement. Across the line, the Dolphins will now have Young, Kraig Urbik at left guard, Anthony Steen at center, Jermon Bushrod at right guard, and Ja’Wuan James at right tackle.
The Dolphins trail the Rams 7-0 as the game heads into half time.