Miami Dolphins rookie running back Kenyan Drake left the practice field limping during the second day of the team’s three-day minicamp. He then spent the third day on the sidelines with his leg in a sleeve, appearing to have sustained a hamstring injury. On Thursday, Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson wrote a update on several of the club’s rookies, having attended the week’s rookie community outreach event.
For Drake, the update focused primarily on the injury, and if he will be 100 percent when training camp opens at the end of the month. Jackson wrote that Drake described the hamstring strain as “not ‘major,’” and that it is “quickly healing, and he will be fine for football activities long before the start of training camp.”
Drake added, “I’m feeling great.”
When Jackson brought up Drake’s injury history from college, which tallies seven injuries in “four-plus years,” Drake explained, “You’re going to get hurt as a football player. It's about how fast you recover and get back on the field. It's not about how many times you get injured. It's about are you able to play in critical moments of the season when the team needs you to.”
The Dolphins will likely look for Drake to have a big role in the offense this year, penciled in right now as the primary backup to Jay Ajayi on the depth chart.
Check out Jackson’s post for more on wide receiver Leonte Caroo, wide receiver Jakeem Grant, tight end Thomas Duarte, cornerback Jordan Lucas, and wide receiver Rashawn Scott.