The Miami Dolphins cannot have nice things in this year’s edition of training camp. The team has seen starting running back Jay Ajayi suffer a concussion that caused him to miss the first preseason game and is just getting him back to full practice workout nearly two weeks later. The team has seen quarterback Ryan Tannehill re-injury his left knee, leading to season ending surgery. The team has seen presumed starting guard Ted Larsen tear his biceps muscle, an injury that will lead to significant missed playing time. The team has seen seventh-round draft pick Isaiah Ford with a knee injury that could land him on injured reserve this year. The team has seen starting middle linebacker, second-round pick Raekwon McMillan tear his ACL during his first play on an NFL field when he was blocked into another player during punt coverage in the team’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Welcome to the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad August for the Miami Dolphins.
And, add another apparent injury to the list.
According to multiple media reports from Monday morning’s training camp practice, running back Kenyan Drake sustained an apparent head injury. According to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, Drake was injury when he was “lit up on a pass pattern. Helmet to helmet with DB.”
Adam Beasley, also of the Miami Herald, added, “Drake is woozy as he gets up. Getting help now, walking slowly to the locker room.”
He continued, “Drake right now is in a world of hurt. Head down, needs help walking.”
Drake appears to have sustained a clear head injury and likely will be in the concussion protocol. Hopefully, it is nothing that will keep him sidelined for a lengthy period, and something that he can recover from fully. And, the Dolphins’ no-good August continues.