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The Splash Zone 12/6/16: Kiko Alonso Underwent Thumb Surgery

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

The Dolphins star linebacker underwent thumb surgery yesterday after breaking his thumb against the Ravens on Sunday. Kiko Alonso left the game and returned at one point to aid his teammates. Adam Gase is not sure when the linebacker will return but it sounds like Alonso wants to play this Sunday.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Dolphins' Alonso has thumb surgery; Adam Gase addresses issues | Miami Herald
Highlights from Adam Gase’s session with reporters on Monday, a day after his team was blasted, 38-6, by Baltimore:

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Miami Dolphins learn harsh lesson in first test in December - AFC East- ESPN
Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins failed their first December test with a clunker Sunday, as they failed to match Baltimore's intensity and focus.

Miami Dolphins' tape reveals more disturbing signs | Miami Herald
Monday Dolphins news, notes and thoughts after a review of Sunday’s tape:

Miami Dolphins: December schedule offers chance to get going again | The Daily Dolphin
Hey, as long as the Monday mood is at its worst, let’s assume that those green-blooded New York Jets win tonight over Indianapolis. Might as well pour on the poutiness and get it over with in the wake of Miami’s 38-6 loss at Baltimore.

Miami Dolphins: 5 Snap Conclusions | The Daily Dolphin
Branden Albert (62 snaps,  100 percent). After the loss to Baltimore, Albert basically said he did the best he could against Terrell Suggs, one of the NFL's top pass-rusher, despite playing with essentially one hand.

Road to playoffs gets bumpy for Miami Dolphins as other contenders chalk up wins | The Daily Dolphin
Sunday was not a good day for the Dolphins. OK, so you knew that by watching their 38-6 trouncing by the Baltimore Ravens. But as the day went on, the news around the NFL didn’t get much better from a Miami perspective.

AC In The AM: Answers Need To Come In A Hurry
The Dolphins played perhaps their worst game of the season Sunday in Baltimore and now the challenge is fixing what went wrong.

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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